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The ARM Templates now supports artifacts… (and images)

I know a lot of partners and customers are using the Business Central ARM templates to create an Azure VM, which runs a specific version of Business Central (or NAV). This blog post describes what changed...()

MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 – My First 5 Years Blue Ring!

MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 – My First 5 Years Blue Ring! MICROSOFT MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 (BUSINESS APPLICATIONS) “Hi Guys! it’s amazing! “ At a time when the MVP program is radically changing, I’m happy that Microsoft has renewed my MVP award #5 (2020-2021); In this case is the fifth consecutive award, for others I knew that unfortunately ...

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Deep insert with Business Central APIs (part 2)

In my previous post about deep inserts with Business Central APIs, I mentioned creating custom APIs that support deep inserts. I tried to create an example with Sales Header / Sales Line, but I gave up because I ran into ...

Deploying from DevOps the right way (Part 2): Deploying to OnPrem Business Central environments with the automation API

You might have read my previous blogpost on how to enable the “external deployment” in an OnPrem Business Central environment. Well, that post deserved an “extension” as I didn’t provide examples on how to deploy with PowerShell – which you would be able to do within Azure DevOps. Scenario The scenario is still the same: …

Run Business Central in docker using a custom generic image

The change to running Business Central in docker using artifacts also opens a new opportunity of running Business Central using a custom generic image. Why would you do that? Most people...()

The Hello World CI/CD sample

Quite a few partners have build their CI/CD pipelines based on the HelloWorld CI/CD sample repository here: (the one used in the Hands On Lab – http...()

How Do I: Create a mini Report Inspector?

You might be aware of this idea: And if you haven’t yet, please vote Now recently I came across a post from Bert De Temmerman on Yammer: https://www.yammer...

Test Automation Examples - Example Three

A couple of months ago I introduced  my GitHub project when I had just finished the first example as a spinoff of my new online course. And around that time I started with . Test wise this one was a bit too ambitious and as a consequence it is still waiting to be completed. Hopefully somewhere during my long summer recess I get it done. Meanwhile, at my major employer, I designed a nice new feature with a bit more restricted scope than example 2 which this morning I added as example 3 to his GitHub repository: . Feel free to have a look and make use of it to help you make your next step in getting your test automation skills leveraged.

Might you have any suggestion (or question) for improving existing and/or adding new examples, be invited to record an issue in the repository. Next to the effort I still not to put in example 2 my backlog has a task to start categorizing the examples to allow you to find easier examples you are looking for. Feel free to suggest categories and where to apply them .


A big thanx to , one of my great colleagues, who joined us last year and immediately stepped into test automation.

CI/CD and artifacts

Only a few days have gone since releasing information about how to run Business Central in docker using artifacts and already a lot of people have tried this out and a lot of people are looking into changing...()

Working with artifacts

As a follow up to this blog post (make sure you have read this first), this blog post will share some details about working with artifacts. How do you find them, what do they contain and what happens...()