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How to bypass Multi-Factor Authentication or Email Authentication issue for Office 365 / Microsoft 365 Emails

Problem Statement:When MFA has introduced a couple of months ago in Office 365 / Microsoft 365 or made mandatory for a certain set of accounts, Microsoft Dynamics 365 NAV / Business Central had issues sending email through SMTP Email.
Pre-requisites:Office 365 / Microsoft 365 AccountEnabled OutlookMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Demonstration:1. Creating App Password for Multi-Factor Authentication based Accounts:After you have set up MFA, Microsoft 365 allows you to create a One-Time password to login to the corresponding apps. This password cannot be viewed again so copy it somewhere. Follow the process below.

2. Enabling Authenticated SMTP in Office 365 / Microsoft 365 Admin Center:
After you have a password created, you need to check if you Mail Apps have the access to your email. Follow the process below to enable. After this, you just have to use your  Email and App password created in Step #1 in SMTP Setup and run the Test Email.

Conclusion:That's all and I'm happy th…
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Wave 2 2020 Release Plan for Business Central Review - 1

Announcement: Wave 2 2020 Release Plan for Business Central is available! Yesterday, 8th July 2020 at 5PM IST Microsoft Officially release the Wave 2 2020 Release Plan and a list of upcoming features.
In this blog, I will highlight all the upcoming features and explain them in detail and how they help us.

Abbreviations:  GA - General Availability PP - Public Preview  N/A - Not Available
1. Deprecation of Legacy Dynamics NAV Help Server Component:
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Announcement: Microsoft Dynamics Accountants Hub is retiring and will be upgraded to Business Central Extension!!

Announcement: Microsoft Dynamics Accountants Hub is retiring and will be upgraded to Business Central Extension!!

Yesterday I received an email from the Microsoft Accountant Hub's Team. An email has been sent to me because one of my Tenant had an active Accountant's Hub Subscription with Business Central. Moreover, the Accountant's Hub was under public preview for countries such as  US, Canada, UK and Denmark for approximately a year. New sign-ups to Accountant's Hub has been disabled as on July 1st 2020 and will be retiring as Accountant's Hub through Dynamics Home.

A new extension will be released in Business Central to handle the Accountants Hub's functionality as on October 1st 2020 i.e Microsoft Dynamics 365 Wave 2 2020 Release.

Existing Users of the Accountant's Hub will have the access to their Accountant's Hub Tenant till October 1st 2020. Microsoft has not provided any details regarding migrating users from Accountant's Hub to the Business Centra…

Microsoft Dynamics - Business Central 16.3 is out!!

Update 16.3 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 1 (Application Build 16.3.14238, Platform Build 16.3.14195) is out!!

To Upgrade  you Business Central, please visit
Source: For the list of updates released for Business Central 16.2 visit
Key Features / Hotfixes / Updates
Platform Hotfixes IDTitle353587The application programming interfaces (APIs) that use another API as sub-entity make API Service unavailable (HTTP 500).360090Columns get misaligned and the list is scrolled when you press the TAB key.359296HttpClient HEAD calls are blocked even if the real size of the content is very small because NavHttpClientMaxResponseContentSize checks content-length parameter for this Call method.361386The return code …