November 2007 Entries

Microsoft Dynamics 6.0 Architecture

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 6.0 will be the first big revolution of the NAV platform because it will improve not only the functionalities but also the system architecture. This is a little schema (directly from Convergence) that shows the new architecture: Web Service and Sharepoint Services will be an hot topic for the new NAV era. I will continue to say to my customers that the new Three-Tier architecture is not a MUST, but it's a CHOICE. Customers that don't want to upgrade can continue to stay with the old client. You can choose to Stay on the classic...

posted @ Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:35 PM | Feedback (0)

Microsoft Dynamics Mobile for NAV

Mobility is one of the most requested features on nowadays business and having the possibility to work with your ERP data also when you're on travel by using a mobile device is surely an hot topic for many customers (I can see that there's a lot of curiosity and a growing interest around mobile features). Internally here in EID we've developed during the years some custom mobile soutions that works with NAV data, but obviously the actual NAV platform creates some limits on this field (NAV actually is not natively web service enabled for example). But fortunately the future seems...

posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:51 PM | Feedback (0)

Visual Studio 2008 RTM'ed

Finally the RTM day is coming: Visual Studio 2008 is officially ready to be downloaded from the MSDN Subscribers Download page (actually only the Team Suite version is available). I can imagine that for the first days the download bandwidth will be full... :) Visual Studio 2008 offers a great number of new features, but there's an unvaluable simple feature that makes me so happy: the new multitargeting support. Now you can create projects targeting different .NET Framework versions (2.0, 3.0 and 3.5), so even if VS2008 can be installed side by side with VS2005, you do not...

posted @ Monday, November 19, 2007 3:22 PM | Feedback (5)

Don Box revolution...

One of the feeds on my RSS aggregator is the Don Box's blog,always full of interesting news. Today when checking my RSS Reader I've found this post: I'm starting to write more VB code lately. The XML support rocks. More importantly, a huge amount of people who use the technology I work on see it through that lens, so I'd be an idiot not to walk in their shoes as much as possible. So also Don Box loves VB.NET? I'm glad to see this...

posted @ Monday, November 12, 2007 2:34 PM | Feedback (0)

A little curiosity about VB.NET

Reading Paul Vick's blog I've just discovered an interesting report by Forrester Research where interesting data are revealed: Visual Basic is the #1 .NET language Visual Basic is the #1 downloaded and #1 registered Express Edition (topping the #2 position by 20%) Visual Basic is the #1 MSDN language dev center and blog in terms of traffic The Visual Basic Team blog is in the top 1% in readership of all MS bloggers I think that everyone thinks that C# is the number 1 .NET language used, but these data revert the situation. However, this is theĀ greatest...

posted @ Sunday, November 04, 2007 2:15 PM | Feedback (0)