New release of VAPS for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jan 13, 2022 1:48:44 PM

Some days ago, I informed you about the new versions 1.13 of the Visual Production Scheduler and the Visual Jobs Scheduler for Dynamics 365 Business Central and today I'd like to show you the nice new features of release 1.8 of the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler. The new version has already been approved by Microsoft and can be downloaded from AppSource as of now. 

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New release of VPS and VJS for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jan 11, 2022 3:12:06 PM

First of all, I'd like to wish you all the best for 2022 - hope you had a good start to the new year!

Shortly before Christmas, together with a new release of the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS), we have released version 1.13. of the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) and the Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) respectively. Both versions have been approved by Microsoft and can be downloaded from AppSource as of now. 

See in this blogpost how we have further improved our extensions for visual scheduling in 365 Business Central.

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Streamlining the lifecycle for our visual scheduling add-ins and extensions (for Dynamics NAV and Business Central)

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Dec 22, 2021 10:50:50 AM

We decided to change our product lifecycle policy concerning our add-ins for Dynamics NAV and concerning our extensions for Dynamics 365 Business Central. We (finally) align our release policy with Microsoft's release policy.

Thus, we no longer guarantee the backward compatibility of every new feature we build. We also (eventually) stop supporting NAV (and Business Central) versions that Microsoft doesn't support anymore. However, we offer extended support for business-critical uses of our products. Overall, the streamlined lifecycle helps us gain flexibility, agility, and additional development power. This will further improve our product delivery and the value for our customers.

This blog not only outlines the changes we made. It also reflects the reasons why we are doing so.

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Production orders, jobs, and assembly orders: why, when, and how [podcast]

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Dec 21, 2021 12:00:03 PM

I met with Ken Sebahar, who is the President of Solution Systems, Inc., a Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner near Chicago, Illinois. Ken and his colleague Michael host the great podcast “A Shot of Business Central and a Beer” in which they provide listeners with news and updates related to Business Central in an entertaining manner. 

Of course, with a podcast like this, beer was the ideal hook for our conversation. At the beginning of our conversation, you can learn which of us enjoys an advent calendar with German beer. If you listen until the episode's end, you also hear who loves drinking a hot wine punch at a Christmas market. Well, after and before chatting about drinks, we flew full circle on Business Central production orders, jobs, and assembly orders.

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VSADT for D365BC/NAV - develop your visual scheduler with AL/CAL

Posted by Juergen Theis on Dec 16, 2021 9:26:16 AM

With the Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox (VSADT) you can develop individual visual schedulers for Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC or NAV, by only using AL respectively CAL code. 

We have released a new version of the VSADT with more visual design options. For example, you can now freely design the dateline grids, create patterns for your bars, and do many other small things to make your visual scheduler more user-friendly and meaningful. Read here what new features version 5.3 provides and how you can use them.

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No (!) NETRONIC product impacted by the Log4J security issue

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Dec 15, 2021 10:40:57 AM

Over the weekend, IT security experts around the world sounded the alarm about the critical vulnerability in Apache Log4j library , pointing out the highest IT security risks.

This blog post is to inform you and confirm that none of our currently active marketed products is impacted by this issue.

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5 benefits of a digital planning board for Business Central users

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 9, 2021 12:56:34 PM

Scheduling, whether production, projects, or services, is in no way a trivial task. Many small and medium-sized companies, therefore, rely on an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system like Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to help them better manage their business. And, of course, the ERP provides valuable assistance for running the business in an integrated way. To do so, it provides data and extracts and presents information in a meaningful manner.

But, many Dynamics 365 Business Central users have already noticed that in some cases, this is not enough. When it comes to critical business processes such as scheduling, the issue is: data is somewhat hidden in and spread across pages, tables, and cards. Wouldn't it be much easier and more convenient then, let alone much less error-prone,  to see all needed data in a nice and clear-cut overview?

See in this blog post which benefits digital planning boards hold ready for users of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. 

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Hands-on Business Central manufacturing tips and best practices

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Nov 18, 2021 1:39:03 PM

Two weeks ago, I met Krzysztof Bialowas from Poland who not only is the Dynamics Business Central Team Leader from the Danish company Dynaway. Krzysztof is also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) and the inventor of the famous Business Central beerinar. Before the show, we figured out that we share a passion for football (some people dare call it soccer), but decided to keep that part out of our conversation.

Instead, we did what is expected in the Business Central manufacturing and chatted about, well, Business Central and manufacturing. The conversation quickly became very hands-on and practical. Krzysztof had a lot of real-life experiences to share. Hence, this episode is full of Business Central manufacturing tips and best practices.

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