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Microsoft Dynamics NAV YouTube video guide

After going through this guide you will be able to create high-quality YouTube educational videos for Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution

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Many people ask me why I spent my precious and limited time on creating educational YouTube videos around Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The answer is simple: I TEACH TO LEARN

Yes, that’s true. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is one of the richest ERP solutions, in terms of functionality and on top of that, new releases are coming out every year so it’s quite hard keeping up with the technology. Consequently, my strategy is simple. I create educational content to learn for myself. There are some other benefits coming along with this, though:

You demonstrate your skills to your audience You appear to be an active member of this fast growing community You create legacy for yourself

In this guide, I am going to show you how I create high-quality YouTube videos for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Let’s get started!

Video editing software

Camtasia studio Camtasia allows you to edit your recordings and produce videos without switching between apps.

You can:

Record on-screen activity Add imported media Create interactive content Share high-quality HD videos

You can download free trial here Camtasia

There are two types of recordings:

  1. Talking head

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  1. Screencasting

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I always start with a talking head introduction video and then I continue with screen recording. In Camtasia Studio, you can find license free music so you can include in your videos.


Office Word You can’t just start talking without a plan. It is strongly advised you put together a script, so you keep yourself disciplined and complete the video in a fair amount of time.

Additional benefits:

Create a blog post on LinkedIn, Medium or your website to attract additional viewers Google SEO purposes. Find below the script I used to create my Power BI and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 How to download, install and create Power BI reports video. [YouTube Link]

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PowerBI and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 – How to download, install and create your first report

Hello, everyone, my name is Christos Pittis, and I am a Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant. In this episode, I am going to show you how to download, install and create your first report with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, on your PC and mobile device.

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Monitor your business and get answers quickly with rich dashboards available on every device.

You can Visualize and analyze everything in one place.

Your whole business on one dashboard · Create stunning interactive reports

· Consistent analysis across your organization

· Easily embed BI and analytics in your app

NAV Web Service is one of the Sources for Power Query/Power BI. Let me show you how to create and publish one. Go to the search bar and search “web service”. Click on it. Click on the New button at the top. In the Object Type field select Query, and in the Object ID find and pick query 100. Tab away and give a Service Name to it. Place a checkmark in the Publish field to get an OData URL.

Open your browser and type [Power BI] (

Click on the SignUp Free button. Under the Choose how to get started section and PowerBI desktop for windows click on the download button. So, while waiting for the executable file to get downloaded feel free to register yourself.

Hit the executable file to start installing the suite. Follow the wizard and complete the installation. Once the installation finishes, open the application and sign-in.

Go back to the NAV web services and copy the OData URL from the query 100. Access the PowerBI application and click on the Get Data button on the top. Click on the OData Feed button and then paste the URL. Click OK. Click Load so to load the data from your Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 database.

Place a check mark in the fields you need. In this example I will work with the following fields:

No. Name Country/Region City Sales (LCY) Profit (LCY)

Enlarge the table on your left-hand side and click on the Sales (LCY) column to sort the data. Click on the pie chart to get a visual representation of the report. Finally, hit the Publish button on the top, so you make the report available on all your devices.

You can access all your reports with mobile devices if you are on the go, for example, if you are at the customer site, or you are in a board meeting. Go to your mobile’s app store and download and install the PowerBI app.

Thanks for reading this blog post and watching my YouTube video. You can connect with me on LinkedIn [My LinkedIn profile] ( or 365 talent portal) [365 Talent Portal Profile] (

Christos Pittis

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Consultant


Microphone, computer, camera Quality is important because people are busy and seek for awesome online experiences. Traditionally the IT industry was always so corporate, and often material produced is hard to digest. Good equipment is essential so that you can create quality videos.

I use the following equipment:

Microphone for screencasting videos

Blue Yeti

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Microphone for talking head videos


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Camera for talking head videos

I use my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 camera application.

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Camera for screencasting videos

Camtasia Studio

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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Youtube channel Finally, you need a video hosting provider, and there is no better than YouTube. Have a look at my account and try to create something similar. Click here [Youtube] (

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Feedback is gold so feel free to comment on my YouTube videos. You can connect with me on social media as well.

[My LinkedIn profile] ( [My Twitter profile] (


Christos Pittis

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Consultant

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