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Maintaining business continuity with Azure Windows Virtual Desktop

Today, many people are bound to work from home due to the prevailing pandemic situation around the globe. In this crunch time, it is similarly essential to maintain the business continuity plan real and running. Now is the time to consider introducing or migrating to virtual computing to your business. Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a service on Azure that could be one part of a response plan.

Introduction to Windows Virtual Desktop

Approximately 90% of businesses are using cloud services and as of 2019, 60% of business workloads were based in the cloud. Cloud solutions have served many small and medium scale businesses to reap the benefit by lowering the operational cost and increasing the capabilities. Fully virtual businesses are also growing, thanks to cloud capabilities allowing entrepreneurs to realize their goals without a large cash outgo needed for office space.
Moreover, the Office 365 cloud platform has over 200 million active monthly users. Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a cloud-hosted Windows desktop that can be accessed by any device and holds all the information (files, software, settings) that are usually being on the mechanical system.  
Virtualization and virtual desktops are around for a few years, but recently Microsoft entered the field with WVD, which promises to lead the movement to complete office technology virtualization.

How WVD will help to enable Business Continuity?

Windows Virtual Desktop is the cloud-base service that delivers a multi-user Windows 10 experience, optimized for Office 365 ProPlus. This means you can deliver a virtual desktop experience and remote apps to any device with cost advantages previously only possible with server-based virtualization.

 

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Deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, and get built-in security and compliance features. Thinking about switching to virtual desktop from the physical ones? Here are the few benefits of migrating to Windows Virtual Desktop.

Access from anywhere

As it hosted on the cloud, you and your team can access all your data from the main computer workstation from any device and have all the necessary data and programs whenever they need them.

Improve business continuity

When major disaster strikes such as complete lockdown, flood, or a fire at the office, there can be lose of all the workstation and the data they hold. The backup is ready, but it will take time in restoring the data into your new device. Using virtual desktops, the workstation stay intact with no interruption in the event of physical damage. Windows Virtual Desktop allows keeping the business operations running from alternate locations during the restoration process without worrying about data replacement.

Enhanced Security

Virtual Desktops is pack with advance security. As said earlier, due to being on cloud all business information are safe on the remote server. There are zero chances of data hampering or risk of stealing computer hardware.
Deploying company wide security policies across all WVDs is simple, and you can ensure consistency. Things like security patches and updates are applied regularly.

Low cost investment

When you have to purchase extra storage capacity for multiple computers, a business has to pay a hefty amount. With WVD you do not have to worry about the storage as all your information is on Azure cloud. Therefore, the actual amount spent on the hardware cost less to the pockets.

Why trust Windows Virtual Desktop?

 

 

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Windows Virtual Desktop is not only saving money, but also provides more efficient as well as secure ways to access all business operations virtually. Moreover, the best way to implement, maintain, and get the best of Windows Virtual Desktop is to work with the Azure experts. Intech Systems can help you and guide to your requirements. Contact our experts today: sales@intech-systems.com

How to migrate data with dimension using Configuration Worksheet?

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV there are many methods one can migrate data. The choice depends upon the data and the additional process needs to be carried out on the data.
If you are giving Main master and Default Dimension master separately to the client to fill up and uploading separately in Navision, then this functionality will help you to reduce the number of working hours for a client and you too.
By this function, we can export and import main master data with the default dimension in a single excel sheet. It helps to streamline the importing of opening balances into journals, and active documents with dimensions. It not only reduces the deployment time but also improves quality, automates as well as simplifies the recurring tasks.
In this blog, we will discuss how can we migrate any data with dimension through Configuration Worksheet.

How to migrate data?

If you are giving Main master and Default Dimension master separately to the client to fill up and uploading separately in Navision, then this functionality will help you to reduce the number of working hours for a client and you too.
By this function, we can export and import main master data with the default dimension in a single excel sheet.

Make New Configuration Package with masters which need to upload with default dimensions.

 

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Open Configuration worksheet by below path:

Departments/Administration/Application Setup/RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Select ‘Table’ in Line type and enter Table ID.
And then click on “Assign Package”

 

 

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Now select a particular configuration package and click on ‘OK’

 

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Now select “Dimension as Columns” Boolean.

And then select ‘YES’ on the message box.

 

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Now Click on “Export to Template”

 

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You will get an excel sheet with all Dimensions and included a field in the Configuration package.

 

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You can give this excel format to the client and they can prepare master with dimensions.

Then  Import this excel sheet by “Import from Template” action. This will update the main master with a default dimension.

 

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We hope this blog clarifies how you can reduce data migration hours of clients and consultants by using Configuration Worksheet. To help you more with NAV requirements please get in touch with us.

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