Thursday, October 4, 2018

Business Central Web Client Search Improvements

With the release of Business Central OnPremise one major change they introduced is the UI of the web client.  It is same UI which was released earlier for Business Central Cloud Version. It has rich interface and the look and feel is way different then earlier versions.


We always used to use the search for finding pages/reports but with new search they have broadened the scope and now can search can be used to find the actions available on that page. As shown below on the Sales Order Page, when I search for post it displayed the actions with that name and also other pages. You can directly launch those actions from this page or open other pages.

The new search is called “Tell Me” and you can access Tell Me from anywhere from the application and the keyboard shortcut  is Alt+Q


This is a great improvement and very useful when you have lot of actions on a page.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Business Central OnPremise DEV License Error (Update)

Update: This issue is resolved now. You need to regenerate your license and it should work.

I have installed Business Central On Premise and uploaded over DEV license. Unfortunately the license did not work and I keep getting the below error


I am getting the same error on the Web Client. Initially, I thought it may be an issue with the license or how it was generated but a quick search found the below twitter post which mentions it is a known issue and they are working on it.



But the question is how do I access the client now, so I tried to upload the license which I found on the DVD in the below path and the same license file (Cronus.flf) is also located in few other folders on the DVD, but none of them worked.

RoleTailoredClient\program files\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\130\RoleTailored Client

The license we need in this case is not Cronus.flf but Master.flf which is located in the SQLDemoDatabase folder. This let me login into Business Central Web Client and RTC.

I hope the DEV license error will be resolved soon.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Good Bye to C/AL and RTC Client

There are several new things and lot of information is being shared during Directions NA. Unfortunately I was not there but the community was so active sharing the news through twitter posts /blogs which really helps people who did not attend.  Thank you everyone for sharing the information.

One thing they announced was Dynamics 365 Business Central Road Map. As you can see it clearly shows by 2020 the only client available would be Web Client and the Programming language is AL. Although, I am not sure how this will end up by 2020 but based upon the progress we have made in last couple of  years it is quite possible.


Although we still be using CAL / RTC client on older versions this will fade away as people upgrade or try to take the advantage of SAAS version of Business Central.

There are lot of improvement being made every month with AL, whether it is adding more events to subscribe or new functionality to make it available.

You can also become a contributor to the AL on GitHub for more information please check the following link


Dynamics 365 Business Central On Premise


On October 1st, during DirectionsNA it is officially announced that Dynamics 365 Business Central On Premise will be available to download.

You can download the software if you have Partner Source Access ,from here Download

One of the big difference/change in this version is the Web Client and its features.


You can also use docker to build Business Central On Premise  please check the following link for more information