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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Administration

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Administration

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software product that integrates financial, manufacturing, supply chain management, sales and marketing, project management, human resources, and services management information from across your organization, into a centralized database. It can take hours to browse through documentation and references available online to learn how to install, configure, deploy and administer Dynamics NAV. This book aims to offer quick-start information in one place.You will be amazed to find out how easily you can administer Dynamics NAV using this quick step-by-step guide. This book also has recommendations for software and hardware requirements including operating system considerations and hardware considerations for administering Dynamics NAV to your advantage. It covers some advanced functions to set up periodic activities, common batch jobs, and create object files. It will also guide you to secure your database by creating backups and improving performance with practical examples.First you will look at the considerations for deploying Dynamics NAV and best practices and the most important aspects of every ERP installation. Then you will install Dynamics NAV—client and server components and use Dynamics NAV with the Microsoft Stack.We discuss the Dynamics NAV Security Architecture including security recommendations and best practices. You will then create and restore backups. This book covers some recommendations about performance tuning—using appropriate code syntax, proper hardware sizing, and considerations for writing customized C/AL code while using SQL Server database.Finally, you will set up procedures for scheduling pre-defined reoccurring processes, error and exception handling procedures, and provide mechanisms for automatic data processing on the server. Also, you will learn different methods used in handling, promoting to the database, and creating object files—tables, reports, codeunits, forms, pages, dataports and XMLports.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Administration
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Free Chapter
Setting up the Environment for Dynamics NAV

About the Authors

Sharan Oberoi is a seasoned Microsoft Dynamics professional and has more than 11 years of experience working as an architect, consultant, and business leader for Microsoft Dynamics products. He works for Tectura in an advisory role.

He has helped various organizations with large-scale, global, successful implementations of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Sharan has also built and grown high-performing, culturally diversified, and geographically dispersed consulting teams. At the start of his Microsoft Dynamics career, Sharan was an instrumental startup team member for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) in India. He led a small team to localize and release Microsoft Dynamics NAV in India and subsequently evangelize Microsoft Dynamics NAV across the newly established partner channel in India.

Sharan worked as a consultant for a few US-end clients before moving to New Zealand. He gained his Big 4 consulting experience while working for Ernst & Young in New Zealand for a few years. In 2007, he moved to Vancouver, Canada with his family and started working as a team leader for Tectura. While at Tectura, Sharan has handled diverse roles and has been involved in various product teams and global clients, with complex, high-risk product implementations and application rollouts.

Having worked for organizations such as Tectura, Ernst & Young, and Navision (now Microsoft), Sharan has lived and worked in a dozen or more countries, touching almost every continent. He has worked with clients from diverse industries including ports, financial services, agri businesses, energy and power generation, shipping, and so on.

Amit Sachdev works as a Technology Advisor for Dynamics products and the lead for SureStep methodology programs at Microsoft Canada. He is responsible for "Dynamics" product awareness, strategic engagement with Microsoft partners, building successful Dynamics practices, and ensuring the use of best principles for partners around delivery and implementation methodologies.

Amit has diverse professional experience, and in the past has worked in various capacities including advisory consulting, management, designing, and implementing business solutions in many countries, spanning across various industries and market segments.

He holds an Engineering degree in Electronics and various awards and certifications in both Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. Apart from his eminence as a seasoned "Dynamics" professional, Amit has also been instrumental in providing strategic direction to various startups and sits on the board and advisory panels of various non IT and IT-related companies.