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Exploring Microsoft Forms

Introduction: In this blog, I will be attempting to explore Microsoft Forms completely.
Pre-requisites: Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Forms
Demonstration: 1. Navigating to Microsoft Forms Pro:

2. Template:

Templates are a ready-made format for the forms. You can make additions or deletions as per your requirement.

3. Creation of New Form:
Creation of Forms includes making a form with the respective title, description, theme, and a logo.

Adding questions to Microsoft Forms:
Adding questions can be of different types. It can also include all the validations, making questions mandatory and set-up a subtitle for the question in case more information is needed on it. Also, each question can have an image to convey the overall gist of the question.






4. Sharing Link:
Sharing a form can be a very easy task. A form can be shared through an Email, Microsoft Flow, Link Sharing and QR Code generation.
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How Item Substitution In NAV / Business Central Can Ease Your Pain.

Introduction: Most of the businesses have the requirements of Item Substitution. What this means in business terms is that, if the item to be sold is not available then you can sell a different or substitute item instead of that item.
There are few conditions based upon which we can decide whether we can do item substitution or not.

Let us see and learn Item substitution in detail.
Pre-requisites: Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Business Central
Demonstration:
The use case for Item Substitution would be that a Customer wants to have a conference room Chairs & Table Set within 3 days.
The Customer likes the Product and selects it. But, generally, manufacturing & assembly takes over a week and we do not keep the Stock. We produce the set as an when needed.
Goto Items > Select Tall Tiles as the Layout.

We will be substituting Items as shown in the screenshot.

1. Setting Up Item substitution:

Goto Items > Select Item which will be substituted by some other Item
Goto Item Card > Nav…

Visual Studio Online is here!

Introduction: With Visual Studio Online getting some traction, it is something that is not stable but at-least it is a pathway to something great in the history of computing.
Pre-requisites: Microsoft Office/Live Account
Microsoft Azure Subscription
Demonstration:1. Signing Up with VS Online:
Goto https://online.visualstudio.com, you will see an introduction page.
After you have signed in, you will see a screen with no Azure Plans selected and no environments
Here, you can select the environments, create plans based on your Azure Subscription, Create new environments.

2. Creating Plans:
From the VS Online homepage, you are need to create a plan first. For this you will need an Active Azure Subscription. Your VS Online is then hosted as per your Azure Subscription and the location where you want to host.

After you select your subscription, you can view it in your VS Online Plans.

3.Creating Environments:
With the help of your VS Online Plan, you are allowed to create an environment with Stan…

How Business Central Modern Client Reverse Compatibility With NAV Can Help You Improve Your Work.

Introduction: Today, I was playing around with Business Central Modern Client (Windows App).
Out of curiosity I was trying to login to one of my NAV 2017 through SSO.
Pre-requisites: Microsoft Dynamics NAV with SSO configured
Microsoft Dynamics Business Central
Demonstration: 1. Business Central App - Main Page:

Clicking on locally hosted service and putting in the credentials configured for NAV 2017 SSO, we get.
Still skeptical when Business Central login into NAV.

2. Business Central App - Reverse compatible with NAV 2017:


Well well well...
Look whose here.
NAV disguised as  Dynamics 365 for Financials.

I think we all agree that Business Central Modern Client is a WebApp version of Busines Central Online. Basically just like browser in an App.
The difference is that it can connect to NAV as it is just like a browser.

3. Does Business Central Modern Client follow DynamicsNAV protocol?:
Well, it simply does not.
It would be amazing  if it did, as it would mean that we could deal with runni…

How to sync your Contacts to Business Central using Microsoft Flow

Introduction: Contacts are important part of our network for our day to day communication.
Although even if we need it everyday, there is also a need for them to be integrated directly into Business Central.
Well, it started from a community question and seems like Microsoft Flow is the fastest and the easiest method to resolve this issue.
Pre-requisites: Microsoft Dynamics Business Central
Microsoft Flow.
References: Microsoft Flow's standard 'Daily copy all Outlook contacts to Google Contacts' Flow.
Solution:1. Creation of Web Services for Contact:
Goto Webservices > New > Fill the Type as Page and ID as 5050. > Give the Webservice Name > Publish.

2. Creation of Microsoft Flow to move you E-mail contacts to Business Central:
Using the 'Daily copy all Outlook contacts to Google Contacts' flow, you can modify the flow to integrate Contacts into Business Central.
Adding HTTP with POST method will allow you to Insert a Record into Business Central.You can set t…

MyAnalytics in Office 365 - First Impression

Introduction: For around 6 - 7 months, I hadn't open portal.office.com. Somehow today, I had to open and I found many apps were lying in my portal.office.com apps section Out of curiosity I opened MyAnalytics and I was stunned with what the app has to offer.

Let's find out more.
Pre-requisites: Microsoft Office 365
Demonstration: Navigating to portal.office.com

After opening the MyAnalytics App, you are presented with a Dashboard full of analytics with features tracking your Focus Time, Wellbeing, Network and Collaboration.



When you click on Explore link on the tiles you see a detailed view as follows.

1. Focus: Focus counts the time you generally get to do your work apart from meetings.


You can click on View Suggestions to get suggestions to optimize your focus time and planning your schedule.

2. Wellbeing:
Wellbeing concentrates on the time that you spend apart from your working hours. It tracks how often you work beyond your work time.
 Wellbeing also tracks how many days you h…