Using a Synology NAS as VPN Server

Did you know that it is possible to use a Synology NAS as VPN Server? You can install the VPN Server from the Package Center.


Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013

This year Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 is taking place in New Orleans. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the Convergence – but I’m still able to following it


Locking and Unlocking Objects

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 the possibility for locking and unlocking objects was introduced and does also exist in NAV 2013. Locking and unlocking objects is very useful in environments where multiple developers are working together in the same […]


Issues with Sendkeys

When using Sendkeys there is one big issue, you can not see when/if the application is in the correct state. This means you have to build in some kind of wait states and then after each wait, you must assume that the application is in the correct state.
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Sendkeys in Navision


With SendKeys you simulate user keystrokes – which mean it is possible to start applications, enter information, choose menus, buttons etc.

SendKeys is a part of Windows Script Host.

Currently I am using this functionality to take over a second Navision Client, to start an export of objects without any user interventions.

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Synology DS207+

Yeah!!! I finally got my new NAS server.

A NAS server is a Network Attached Storage, which can be used as a central fileserver. In this case I bought a Synology DS207+ because of all its extra features.

The Synology DS207+ is not only a kind of file server – it is also a FTP, Audio, Media server, Photo, MySQL and Web Server etc…. Al this is possible because it runs Linux, whereby the possibilities for third part patches occurs.

A complete description of the Synology DS 207+ can be found here.

Navision vs. Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Navision official name is now Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

I will continue to refer to it as Navision, because before Microsoft bought it, it was known as Navision Financials and as Navision Attain.


Navision Customizations is done in C/SIDE.

C/SIDE (Client / Server Integrated Development Environment) is the core of Navision and is the foundation for almost all functionality in Navision. It is made up of 5-7 building blocks called objects (tables, forms, reports, dataports, codeunits, xmlports (introduced in ver. 4), menusuites (introduced in ver. 4)). These objects types are shared throughout Navision, which resolves in a uniform and consistent interface to the application.

What is Navision

Microsoft Dynamics NAV (also known as Navision) is an ERP software product by Microsoft.

It assists with finance, manufacturing, customer relationship management, supply chains, analytics and electronic commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises.

The first version of Navision was known as Navision Financials until version 2.60 – then it changed version to Navision Attain 3.0. When the version 3.70 was reached it changed name to Microsoft Business Solution Navision 4.0 and from version 5 it is called Microsoft Dynamics NAV.