Which NAV versions can run on Windows 10

Today is the big day for Windows 10. As of today, Windows 10 is officially released and available for download. This is about Windows, but where is Microsoft Dynamics NAV here?

Last few months I have tested NAV 2016 (in the beginning it was NAV ‘Corfu’) on Windows 10. Everything works perfect and you will see it very soon (in few following months) if you are not part of TAP or ACE program.

But, I didn’t test older NAV versions but it is very interesting and very important topic. But, my fellow blogger and NAV MVP Erik Hougaard has already tested it and wrote awesome blog post. You will see that the oldest NAV version available on Windows 10 is NAV 5.0, similar as Windows 8 and 7. But, I’m advising you to read complete post and you will for surely enjoy it. Thank you Erik, really good analysis.

Preparing New NAV Certification Exam Questions

I have already wrote about new Microsoft Dynamics NAV certification process. First, we have to update following two exams to NAV 2015:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Core Setup and Finance
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Installation & Configuration

Currently, you will be able to check these certification exams on:

If you want to help in exam preparation proposing question ideas, you can do it registering on http://credentialing.dynamicspro.org/. We really need help of community in exam preparation. You will spend a little bit of your free time, but you will help in building of something big.

New Certification Exams for NAV

As you already know, Microsoft has canceled official exams for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Currently, three exams for NAV still exists, but only for NAV 2013. Microsoft does not want to prepare new exams in future for NAV and GP. But it does not mean that we will have not exams in the future.

Microsoft want to support the launch of the Association of Dynamics Professionals and exams preparation by Community, because certification is an important way for individuals to develop their skills and enhance the value they are able to add to their clients or employers.

In the close future, the Association of Dynamics Professionals will continue with certification exams for NAV and GP. First, we can expect two new exams for NAV 2015 at the fall this year. After that, it will be continued. You can find more about it on http://www.dynamicspro.org/.

About the Association of Dynamics Professionals:

Founded in 2015, the Association of Dynamics Professionals is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization devoted to the Microsoft Dynamics Community. The Association exists to serve its members and to improve the community as a whole through knowledge sharing, education and the establishment of competency standards and assessments.

See you soon with new NAV certification exams…

You can find more about exam here.

Sales Quote in NAV from Outlook “after NAV 2016”

Few days ago during the WPC in Orlando, Microsoft has showed one of great news after NAV 2016. You can use NAV directly from Outlook in Office 365 with new NAV Mail Add-in. With this add-in, you will have your NAV pages and data in your mail.

Using this feature you can save your time because you will not have to change pages between your NAV and Office 365 and finding related data; you can finish all your sales process only in Outlook but using NAV data in background. Outlook can easy recognize your Outlook contacts and quickly prepare sales quote or invoice for example. We will still wait more about this great new feature, but now it look like awesome. Cannot wait Next+1 🙂 …

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New NAV Roadmap (NAV2016)

Microsoft has officially published new Microsoft Dynamics NAV roadmap. You can download it form PartnerSource using the following link: //aka.ms/navroadmap

Before NAV 2016, roadmap was as following:NAVRM15

Now, Microsoft adds new version and what we can expect in the future:

NAVRM16

If you want to see everything news in NAV 2016, you can use the following picture:

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There are only basics on previous picture. The completely news are really excited and I cannot wait to tell you more about them, but we still need to wait some time.

Deploying NAV 2016 on Azure SQL on NAVTechDays

I have already wrote about NAV TechDays 2015. By my opinion, this is the best global NAV technical conference. I didn’t introduce you in my session, because in this moment this topic was still by NDA. But now, we heard about it on WPC in Atlanta this week.

Now I can introduce you in my session about Deploying and Managing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 with Azure SQL Server. You can learn a lot about this awesome feature. I have already introduced in this topic with small article on my blog, but on this session I will present full concept with lot of demos. You can find more about this session here.

But beside my session, there will be a lot of good sessions by other lecturers and you can find all of them here. I think all these sessions will be good reason to register for this conference in Antwerp.

See you there…