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How to update your Business Central to Latest CU

Introduction:  There are times when Microsoft releases the latest major version upgrade for Business Central Upgrade and you face many issues with it. As soon as the bugs are reported to Microsoft, they start to fix them and ask you to upgrade to a certain Cumulative Update. In this blog, I will be sharing my experience with Business Central v21 CU0 upgrade to Business Central v21 CU2. Pre-requisites:  Business Central DVD for Latest CU Basic Understanding of Business Central CU Updates Books & References:  List of Update Packages How to Update CU version Demonstration:  1. Check the current state of BC: As part of knowing the current state of your Business Central environment, I'm assuming that your Business Central Environment will have some data in the standard Base App also there will be customization with extended tables and newly created tables. Customization - TableExtension on Customer Table  Customization - Custom Table created Make a note of the data that is present i

Changes in Permission Sets in Business Central

Introduction:  In this blog I will be discussing about Permission Sets as Objects and how they are different from Permission Sets in earlier versions of NAV/BC. Also, I will share some insights on my experience with Permission Sets. Pre-requisites:  Understanding of Permission Set Objects Understanding of how Permission Sets work. Books & References:  Permission Set Object Upgrade Permission Sets Demonstration:  1. Permission Set as Data: In earlier version of NAV / Business Central, the Permission Sets were stored as data. Meanwhile, you would get the Permission Sets configured as Data in your Database. Generally when you upgrade from NAV, you will get this data upgraded automatically. You  can import/export permission sets as XML files. 2. Permission Set as XML: For every PTE it is mandatory to have your own Permission Sets. We create these permission sets as XML files for Business Central PTEs. For rest of the Base Application, Microsoft had in database and can be exported as XM

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Release Planner

Introduction: Earlier Microsoft used to create a Release Plan Document to showcase upcoming features. Release Planner is a portal created by Microsoft to showcase all features planned for upcoming updates in Microsoft Dynamics 365. References: Demonstration: 1. Open Release Planner:   To open Release Planner visit Release Planner - Main Window 2. Select Business Application: On the left, you can select the Business Application as you want. You can select Planned, Coming Soon, and Try Now Features 3. Feature Details: Expanding the feature (down arrow) will provide you the details of the features. You can also add the Feature to My Plan. You need to be logged in to add the feature to My Plan. 4. Changing Feature Lanes and Filter: You can also move from Planned(decided only), Coming Soon(development in progress or testing), or Try Now (Beta or GA released). You can also Filter

Snapshot Debugging in Business Central

Introduction:   In this blog, I would like to discuss Snapshot Debugging in Business Central. Also, I will be sharing my views on where exactly is snapshot debugging useful and how to use it efficiently. Pre-requisites:  Basic understanding of Debugging Books & References:  Snapshot Debugging Demonstration:  You need to create a snapshot debugger then you will need to initialize the debugging session, record the snapshots and then run the debugging on the snapshot that is downloaded. Lets see each in detail below - 1. Setup the Snapshot Configuration: Once you create a Project, you can create a Snapshot configuration in launch.json file. {     "version" : "0.2.0" ,     "configurations" : [         {             "name" : "Sandbox" ,             "request" : "launch" ,             "type" : "al" ,             "environmentType" : "Sandbox" ,             "environmentName&quo