New Book availabe: “Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV”

Hi Guys, a new book is available: “Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV”, by Stefano Demiliani (Author) and Duilio Tacconi (Reviewer).


… I spoke yesterday with these 2 guys (my colleagues and friends) during a workshop about “New Modern Development Experience“, i didn’t know that today would be released the book .. i thought later…  but today Amazon quickly provided me a copy (ebook) for review, i will read in next days….

About This Book

  • Integrate NAV with various offerings of the Microsoft stack to create enterprise-ready and service-oriented solutions
  • Use Power BI and Universal Windows Platform for effective data analysis and real-time tracking with NAV
  • Discover the services offered by Microsoft Azure and implement them in different industries using real-world case scenarios

This Book is for

“This book is for NAV developers and solution architects who need to implement real-world enterprise solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Knowledge of the NAV programming language (C/AL) and C# language is recommended. Knowledge of ASP.NET and Visual Studio development would help, but is not necessary.”.

You can find this book on:



Fast first look: for now it seems very interesting, some nice topics (that were not included before in other books) are exposed, i recommend it.

Have a nice reading !


Dynamics NAV with Power BI

Dynamics NAV with Power BI

I spoke recently of using NAV with Power BI, currently this topic (NAV integration with Power BI) is current and widely discussed, many questions about “How-to” integrate new and old releases on NAV with Power BI. I have collected a series of posts videos on Power BI and about integration with NAV (the most interesting that I fond).


Best Definition by Microsoft: “Microsoft Power BI is a Microsoft’s Business Analytics service for Visualizing, exploring and deriving insights from data!”

Power BI Portal

Power BI Features


Get Started

Power BI Free ebook

Power BI Developer

Nice series of pages about power BI on EID Site (NAVlab Partner)


Power BI Integration

Microsoft Dynamics NAV with

Dynamics NAV Content Pack

Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Power BI (with O365) – Schedule Report Refresh



Power BI Desktop for Beginners: Create your first Power BI report and dashboard in 10 minutes

Webinar Basics of Power BI for NAV users

Power BI and Microsoft Dynamics NAV by Steven Renders

Power BI and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016


Dynamics NAV New Books

Many ask in the forum about books\ebooks\kindles on Dynamics NAV 2017; actually there are no books on Dynamics NAV 2017 (…the same for Dynamics 365 Business Edition), many books have been updated at least to Dynamics NAV 2016.

Good News: “New books on Dynamics NAV will be released soon”.
Below you can find the title and release date of each book, i must point them, the upcoming books look very interesting !


You can find books on Amazon or on PacktPub (also from other sites)

NAV books

Books currently purchasable

Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Third Edition (by Alex Chow)

hi already talked about this book long ago, take a look to my old post.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Financial Management – Second Edition
by Anju Bala

Extending Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Cookbook
by Alexander Drogin    at this time i’m writing a review of this book (Kindle)

Einstieg in Microsoft S Dynamics NAV: Microsoft® Dynamics(tm) NAV 2016
Books that will be released soon (only bookable books)

Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV (available from August 2017)
by Stefano Demiliani

Mastering Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 (avalialble from September 2017)
Rabindra Sah

Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Fifth Edition (available from November 2017)

Have a nice reading !

Introducing Microsoft Power BI – Free ebook from SQLBI

Introducing Microsoft Power BI is a book that covers the basics of the tool and, at the same time, shows you what the main capabilities of Power BI are. The first chapters are similar to a step-by-step guide to start using the service, but the goal is also to show you all available features and the business scenarios covered by them.

This book is targeted to a variety of readers. There are information workers and people who are totally new to the BI world. For those readers, the book acts as a simple introduction to the concepts that are the foundation of BI. Yet, another target category is that of IT professionals and database administrators who might need to drive the decisions of the company in adopting Power BI, because their users are asking for it. For them, this book acts as both a simple introduction to the basic concepts, explaining why users are so interested in Power BI, and as an overview of the capabilities and tools available in Power BI, so that readers can make educated choices in adopting it.

Book content:

  • Introducing Power BI
  • Sharing the dashboard
  • Understanding data refresh
  • Using Power BI Desktop
  • Getting data from services and content packs
  • Building a data model
  • Improving Power BI reports
  • Using Microsoft Power BI in your company

Download standard PDF

Mobile PDF release

Source: Introducing Microsoft Power BI – SQLBI

Power BI Integration – Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Content Package

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“Connect your Microsoft Dynamics NAV data with Power BI” to visualize your company’s key data and discover actionable insights.

Source: Power BI Integration – Microsoft Dynamics NAV | Microsoft Power BI

Power BI Content package for NAV 2016 Download


NAV Team Blog Source Post:


  1. Sign in to
  2. Select the content package for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  3. Connect a Microsoft Dynamics NAV instance to the content package.

1) From My WorkSpace select “Content Package (Dynamics NAV)”

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2) look at “Web Services” in Web Services List (exiting in Cronus Demo)

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3) Connect to NAV Server Instance  (Ddata)

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Wait and … Bingo !  

Connecting Dynamics NAV 2013/2015 to the NAV content pack in

Suvidha-blogpost has a Dynamics NAV content pack which connects to Dynamics NAV 2016 out of the box. I’ve discussed about it here.

Customers using NAV 2013 or NAV 2015 can also connect to this NAV Content pack in

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Power BI Windows 10 universal app for desktops, tablets, and smartphones now available

Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics service that enables anyone to visualize and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding. It connects users to a broad range of live data through easy-to-use dashboards, provides interactive reports, and delivers compelling visualizations that bring data to life. Power BI Desktop is a powerful new visual data exploration and interactive reporting tool. It provides a free-form canvas for drag-and-drop exploration of your data and an extensive library of interactive visualizations, while streamlining report creation and publishing to the Power BI service.

Native Windows 10 experience

The Power BI universal app is designed from the ground up to run on Windows 10 using the capabilities you already know and love, such as pressing and holding on your dashboard index to open the context menu, or gaining quick access to a dashboard simply by pinning it to your device home screen as a tile.

Continuum mode adapts to your display

The new Windows 10 continuum mode for phones brings a whole new experience to the Power BI app. When you connect your phone to a display dock, Power BI will adjust the presentation to best fit your screen size and resolution. This means you can take your data with you on the goand  seamlessly share it during a meeting without the need for a larger computer.

Get started with Power BI Universal app for Windows 10 mobile



“Power BI”, You are welcome !

Power BI is now Generally Available with a big list of new features and capabilities. Read from the blog.

“Announcing Power BI general availability coming July 24th”

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Power BI “Topics”

Power BI Desktop, Power BI web authoring and data exploration enhancements, Power BI visuals open source project,Team collaboration and enhanced Excel support, New Power BI mobile app for Android, many other features added.

About NAV  2015 & Power BI and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

nice post from NAV Team Blog about NAV and Power BI Integration here :

try Power BI now

Power BI Desktop

Power BI Services