Using PowerShell with Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Part 1 (Getting Started, Changing NAV License)

PowershellISE-smallThis is the first post in a five part series on using PowerShell with Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

In the video, I discuss the different ways of accessing PowerShell, how to load the NAV Command Applet, and how to change a NAV license using PowerShell. For comparison, I also show how to change/upload a NAV license the traditional way from the NAV Development Client.

If you are unable to view the video below (or to watch it in HD), click here to view it directly on YouTube.

Download link: PowerShell Script to load NAV Command Applet shown in video (zipped file)

Note that the script in the download link is for NAV 2016. In the Import-Module line, replace 90 with 80 if you have NAV 2015 installed. Replace with 71 for NAV 2013 R2.

Come back next week for Part 2 of the Using PowerShell with NAV series!

Using the Company “System Indicator”

CompanyIndicatorIf you’re using NAV 2013 or a newer version and have multiple companies in your database (or multiple databases), you should consider using the System Indicator to easily identify which company you’re logged in to.

While on the Role Center page, the company name is shown in multiple places such as the address bar at the top, and in the status bar at the bottom of the NAV window.

CompanyIndicator2However, if you’re drilling down or looking at a page that opens up in a new window, you will not be able to identify the company you’re currently in. This can be a source of confusion for users working in multiple companies simultaneously (or frequently switching between companies) and for developers looking to test functionality in a multi-database environment. This issue is addressed by the System Indicator functionality.

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NAV Educational Series: What’s New in NAV 2015

WEBINAR HANDOUT: Click here to download Webinar Handout (Slide-deck)

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 is a business solution from Microsoft that is quick to implement, easy to use, and with the power to support your business ambitions via on-premise or in-the-cloud deployment.

Tom Taylor, Partner Technology Strategist at Microsoft, covers the following topics in this presentation titled “What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015?”:

Quick to implement

  • RapidStart Implementation
  • RapidStart Upgrade – Code
  • RapidStart Upgrade – Data

Easy to use

  • Tablet Experience
  • User Experience Enhancements
  • Simplicity
  • More Office 365 Integration
  • Document Reporting

Power to support

  • Cash Management
  • Microsoft Social Listening