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DC New Comments Add-in

We have created a new feature in Microsoft Dynamics NAV improves the way that comments are added. The comments tool in NAV allows people to write notes against a record, but each comment field is limited to 80 characters, which can be frustrating when trying to add a large section of notes, either by typing or using copy and paste. This means that people often revert to using the notes fact box, however this does not allow for different types; the Comments functionality includes separate Internal Messages, Resolution Messages, Fault Messages and General Messages. Reporting against Notes is also less easy to report against than comments.

How it Works

The Comments Add-in works by providing an unlimited text field that allows you to copy and paste or manually type the notes that you require. On submitting the notes the Add-in automatically populates the lines split into the 80 character segments. The add in logs the date, time and username onto the message, allowing users to clearly see who wrote the message and at what time.

Easily add comments using the add-in functionality

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Microsoft Office 365 March 2016 Updates

Office 365 Update Video

Microsoft have released some updates for Office 365 in this short and interesting video. The video includes the following information:


  • OneNote notebooks can be made accessible using
  • Real time co-authoring for documents stored on cloud storage, not just OneDrive and SharePoint, but also third party cloud storage.
  • PowerBI has released the  universal app for windows 10, optimised for touch screen.


  • PSTN Conferencing allows dialling in to Skype conferences from standard phones – Microsoft are increasing the countries for which this is supported.
  • Yammer – Admins no longer require a separate activation process.


  • Advanced eDiscovery – Increased export capability to third party review applications.


  • Office Deployment – New deployment options means that updates can now be rolled out in a more predictable way to allow
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Dynamics NAV Smart Filters

More by Tom Hogben:

29 March 2016

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Many of you are aware that on your Microsoft Dynamics® NAV role centre you have boxes for “My Customers”, “My Items” and “My Vendors” but did you know that NAV stores the information so you can filter them in other parts of NAV?

You can see on this role centre that there is a box with “My Customers”. 

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The Future of SharePoint - SharePoint 2016 RTM

SharePoint 2016 RTM

Last week was the release of SharePoint Server 2016 RTM - which includes new capabilities for users, IT pros and administrators, as well as the next generation of hybrid capabilities for SharePoint. Also released is the availability of cloud hybrid search for SharePoint Server 2013 and higher - allowing on-premises and Office 365 content to be surfaced in one search result.


What’s next for SharePoint

As work teams become more dynamic and digital content growth continues to skyrocket, SharePoint will play an ever increasing role in enabling content collaboration for the new way of working. As a part of Microsoft’s broader ambition to reinvent productivity, Microsoft are making it their mission to make SharePoint more simple, mobile, intelligent and secure to help customers unlock the value of having it as an integrated part of Office 365.



This year, Microsoft will release significant new

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Grow your business on your terms

Grow your business on your terms

A business solution from Microsoft helps automate your financials, streamline your supply chain and manage your operations. Get up and running quickly - in the cloud or on your servers - the choice is

yours. Start with what you need now and easily add capabilities or users as your business changes and grows. 

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Prepare for Growth

Planning for your future shouldn’t be taken lightly. As your business grows you will want a business management solution that provides flexibility and choice to support your changing needs.

Cloud: Easily scale up or down as your business needs change.

On-premises: Adapt to complex regulatory requirements with full control.

Why businesses move to the cloud

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NAV CTi Case Study - Clinical Research Dental

Customer Focussed Business Requirements

One of our customers, Clinical Research Dental, who are based in Canada sell a large variety of dental products such as dental instruments and hygiene goods, and also offer scheduled dental conferences and ad-hoc on-site mini clinics. In addition, Clinical Research Dental are constantly searching for ways to improve dentistry through product development and are open to suggestions and feedback from customers and opinion leaders. To this extent, Clinical Research Dental needed a telephony system to receive calls regarding their products and associated orders from both customers and vendors, they also needed a process to support calls for the booking of their various courses and seminars. Another key requirement was for their new phone system to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, their core enterprise resource planning system.

Prior to the installation of NAV-CTi, Clinical Research Dental only had an

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