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How to see what users are assigned to a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central License - Azure Active Directory admin center

 Recently I've been asked how do I know what users are assigned to a license? You can find this information within the Azure Active Directory admin center. If you're the Microsoft Partner then you'll start at step #1 and if you have access to the Azure Active Directory admin center than you can skip to step 4. Log into Microsoft Partner Center (CSP). Navigate to Customers and select the customer. Click on Service Management then Azure Active Directory.  Within the Azure Active Directory click on Licenses.  Select All products then click on the assigned # and you will be returned a list of users that have the license assigned.  Written by: Kristen Hosman, Microsoft MVP 

How to use MICR fonts in Dynamics 365 Business Central AND modify the check layout

Being able to purchase completely blank check stock for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) is a plus, however you'll have to know how to configure the system so the MICR line prints on the check stock. Microsoft added the MICR checks functionality in early 2020 and using it can be a challenge to use if you're not familiar with modifying layouts in BC. I'll walk you through the process of being able to use this functionality. I will be showing you how to do this within my Production environment test company. I will then show you how to update your production company once you've completed your configuration and modified the check layout.  You should also test within a test company and test with your bank prior to updating in production company. If you're only modifying check layout and not using MICR line then you should be ok not testing with your bank first.  Bank Account Card First step is adding the bank account and transit numbers to the bank account ca

Feature Management in Dynamics 365 Business Central v17 (wave 2)

Microsoft has added some new functionality to Dynamics 365 Business Central v17 (wave 2) that allows companies to review new features (functionality) that are being added to newer versions of Dynamics 365 Business Central. Companies also will be able to disable features that they believe may cause a disruption in their processes, but only for a short period of time. By disabling the feature it allows companies to test the new functionality before the feature is automatically enabled on a certain date.  As of today I have seven features listed in my environment, version US Business Central 17.0 (platform 17.0.17020.18352).  Enabling feature If you'd like to enable a feature you can edit the list and select 'all users' from the drop down. Once selected then the current company status will switch to 'enabled' as well. You must sign out and back in for the changes to take effect.  While working my way down the list to enable all the features I did receive some message

Creating a test company within the production environment in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Creating a test company within your production environment couldn't be any easier within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. One of the biggest reasons to have a test company within your production environment is for training or testing. It's my recommendation that if you're looking to test out new code or processes you should do that within your Sandbox environment and not your production environment first.   To create a test company, which in this case would be a copy of production follow these steps: 1. Look up/tell me what you want to do the Companies window. 2. Select the company you'd like to copy over to a new test company. 3. Select Actions > Copy 4. Add the new companies name and agree to the verbiage within the window. Once completed click OK.  5. Break time. 6. Finally done.  7. Modify user security for those that need to access the new company.  

Community Summit 2020 is next week

  Community Summit North America is set to kick off next week October 7-9, 2020.  Community Summit is one of my favorite conferences of the year. This year is sure going to be different since it's going to be held virtually. Not being able to hug my friends and meet many others in person is going to be the hardest part of attending virtually for me. Please give us speakers grace and know that we have all prepared for countless hours to present; however presenting virtually is going to be such a different experience since we won't get to see all your smiling faces in the crowd!  Community One of the biggest things about Community Summit is the "community." Each UG has their own community, but lately the lines are becoming more blurred. Since Microsoft has introduced the Power Platform and it's capabilities across all Dynamics products, I've been able to learn from many other community users, consultants, and MVPs. Bringing people together and being able to lear