Innovia Newsletter, January 2017


We design our newsletter to help you stay on top of technology trends, industry news, and NAV developments.This is going to be increasingly challenging as Microsoft continues to move fast in the enhancements for both NAV and Dynamics 365, so we have our work cut out for us!  

I am really excited about a series of articles coming from Bradley Franz, one of our Senior Development Consultants, starting with this month's What You Need to Know About NAV Events - Part 1.  We know Microsoft is striving to have all customers stay current with NAV, even those with a tailored solution, and that they are making technical changes in the architecture. We have always believed in this goal but the architecture and tools haven't supported it as well as we would like. It appears that is finally changing.  I think you will like Bradley's posts as they have specific examples - rumor even has it that we can go deeper with an upcoming webinar.  We are always looking for feedback on the blogs and webinars, so please drop us a line if you find them helpful or have suggestions. Thank you! 


Mark Christie, CEO 
Innovia Consulting

Recent Blog Posts
By Bradley Franz

An interesting and compelling technical feature (Events) was added to Dynamics NAV with the 2016 release and continues to be a focal point in Microsoft's messaging to partners, ISVs, and customers with the recent 2017 release. Events provide the ability to customize NAV functionality and behavior without requiring customization of NAV's source code.  Read More

Ipart 1 of this series, we took a quick look at NAV Events, discussed their potential to allow for customized NAV application behavior without requiring source code customization, and shared some thoughts about why you should care. In this part of the series, we are going to dig into NAV Events in a bit more technical detail.  Read More

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Today's competitive landscape has changed the way you manage your business. Time is short, cash is king, and you need to innovate without breaking the bank.  We have the solution.  Read More

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Innovia Team News

Courtney Woods, Development Consultant

We are pleased to announce  Courtney Woods as one of the newest members of the Innovia family.  Courtney will be working  with the Development Team.
Courtney has been working in the IT Field since 2006 and has been mainly working as a SQL DBA since 2009.  She has been married for 10 years to her husband Ryan and they have two wonderful children, Nolan who is 8 and Audrey who is 4.  Courtney and her family moved to Waunakee, WI about 7 years ago, which is where she grew up and where she and her husband are close to their families. Courtney's is a big camping family and they try to go every other weekend if they can during the summer.


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Shiny New Gadget of the Month

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Quick Quiz
This Month's Question
What is the significance of using NAV Events?

a. Sends information to my Outlook Calendar.

b.  Customize NAV functionality without customizing NAV's source code.

c. Customize NAV functionality by writing custom NAV source code.

d. Sends emails about my upcoming events to my contact list.

Submit your answer to . A winner will be drawn from the correct responses to win the Shiny New Gadget.
Last Month's Answer
How many new team members did Innovia add at the end of 2016?

a. 3

b. 5

c. 8

d. 12

Answer: c. 8

Congratulations go to Rich Johnson, Industrial Packaging Corporation, who won the "You Had One Job" 2017 Daily Calendar.