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 […]


XML Rules

Following rules must be applied when working with XML:

  • Single, unique root element
  • Matching open/close tags
  • Consistent capitalisation
  • Correctly nested elements (no overlapping elements)
  • Attribute values enclosed in quotes
  • No repeating attributes in an element

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XML syntax

XML documents must contain a root element. All other elements must be nested within the root element.

All elements can have sub (children) elements. Elements with sub elements are also called Nodes.

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What is XML?

XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language
XML is a markup language like HTML
XML provides a uniform method for describing and exchanging structured data
Describes structure and semantics, not formatting
XML focuses on providing information about the data itself and how it relates to other data

MSMQ and Navision

From Navision it is possible to read and write to a MSMQ using the automation Microsoft Message Queue 3.0 Object Library. This is however not my preferred way, because you have to handle Messages IDs by yourself. Which means, if you don’t have to answer back with the same message id, this is an ok way to handle the queues, else you have to program your own ID handling or use a 3’d part application for this purpose.
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Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)

Microsoft Message Queuing (aka MSMQ) is a kind of messaging protocol, where applications can communicate asynchronous with each other. This can be done in a local Network, but also over the Internet.
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What is FTP

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is used to transfer files between computers on a Network.

There a several ways to use ftp – here are some of them:

  • From a command prompt – by using the command ftp
  • Directly in a browser by using a url like: ftp://ftpserver
  • Using a ftp client

In this article, we will be looking on the dos command ftp.
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