NAV 2017 is available for download

From today, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 is available for download. You can find download link on PartnerSource. But currently it has some issues when you try to download (I hope it will be solved soon).

*This issue is solved yesterday. If you still have a problem because you cannot download, press F12, choose Emulation and change Document mode to 9. System will continue with downloading.

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On this link you can find W1 version and all official localizations and language modules. Partner Translation Toolkit will be available soon, but you can find system requirements, installation information and release notes. We can find all information about process of ordering NAV 2017 license for new and existing customers as well.

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Microsoft Flow and NAV

Now we finally can use Flow features with Dynamics NAV. When you run Flow on https://flow.microsoft.com, you can find Dynamics NAV service.

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When you start from My flows, you can choose one of two NAV triggers:

  • When record in NAV is created
  • When record in NAV is modified

You can also find the same triggers, but for Dynamics 365 for Financials. You can start and make your first flow. You just need a few basic information.

 

NAV 2017 will be available Oct.28

All of use expected general availability of NAV 2017 yesterday, but we need to wait just few days more. As we can find on Partner Source, Microsoft announced general availability of NAV 2017 for October 28. On this day, we will get:

  • Product for downloading
  • Partner Translation Toolkit
  • Language Modules

At the same time, we can already find what is new in NAV 2017 and new license guide for NAV 2017. Use these few days to learn all news about NAV 2017 and after that we can start with new product.

My presentations from Directions conferences

Directions EMEA was finished one week ago. Ten days before, we finished with Directions NA conference. Both of these conferences were amazing and it was an honor to attend on them and to have some presentations.

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After these presentations, people who attended ask me to get these presentations. I know that both of Directions will publish these presentations, but in the mean time, I want to give you everything I prepared.

On the following link, you can get all three presentations:

  • DirectionsNA – Water-Agile-Fall methodology and NAV implementation
  • DirectionsNA – Choosing the best possible Azure platform for NAV
  • DirectionsEMEA – Choosing the best possible Azure platform for NAV

Thank you for being on my sessions and see you the next year in Orlando and/or Madrid. If you have some additional questions, do not hesitate to ask (you can use direct messaging on blog). Cheers.

Dynamics 365 Finance Release Date

Today on NAVUG Summit, we finally got a release date of new Dynamics 365 Finance (ex Project “Madeira”). Dynamics 365 Finance will be available at November 1st.

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It will be available just one week after general availability of NAV 2017. But, this availability will be for US and Canada market. I’m still not sure, but I expect Dynamics 365 Finance for Europe market in Q1 or Q2 next year. I cannot wait this moment because I strongly believe this is a product which will make a huge impact on global ERP market.

OK, tomorrow is new day and the start of new conference – Directions EMEA. We will wait and I’m sure we will get some new interesting things from beginning.

New Cumulative Updates for NAV

I didn’t want to write this article before new Cumulative Update for NAV 2016 is released. And today, few days after other versions (all other have been released three days ago), we’ve got Cumulative Update 12 for NAV 2016.

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Now, you can download all these Cumulative Updates from the following links:

There are really a lot of interesting Platform and Application hotfixes and local hotfixes as well and you just need to download and test them. But this time, I’m sure you still want to see what is new in NAV 2017 and see you on Directions EMEA.

NAV Between Two Directions

I didn’t write so much in the last few days. I was on a small vacation after Directions NA. Now I’m waiting my flight and I just heard my flight is delayed. It will be a long trip and because of that I’ve found some time for writing on the Vegas airport.

Directions NA has just finished and I think we got two fabulous products – NAV 2017 and Dynamics 365 Financials. OK, we are still waiting the final releases, but we could see almost everything about them. And I’m writing “Dynamics 365 Financials”, not “Project Madeira”, because few days ago I saw new name in my solution. That means we will not use Project “Madeira” name in the future.

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Looks fine and I’ll use to use this new name. And what we got with this. Generally we got the new product based on the same source code as NAV 2017, but I’m sure they will be absolutely different products in the future; they will have only the same father and mother 🙂 And with Dynamics 365 we cannot continue with the standard customizations; that means we will must use extensions and we have to use to use extensions in the future, not only because Dynamics 365 – because of NAV as well.

OK, there are a really more and more interesting things about these two products and I’ll start to write about them from tomorrow when I arrive to home. But in the meantime, we are expecting Directions EMEA in only 9 days and we will see everything about that once more and I’m sure hear something new again. I’ll have one session on Directions EMEA with the same topic as on Directions NA – how to choose the best Azure platform for NAV. See you there in nine days.

And yes I forgot, the next Directions NA will be again in Orlando, but this time at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes at September 17th-20th. Bye Chandler for now and I hope, see you there the next year.

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NAV 2017 Official Release Date and News from Directions

I’ve finished with a first two days on Directions NA. Both of these days I had sessions and I couldn’t prepare this article earlier. I wanted to say a lot, but I couldn’t.

First, NAV 2017 still didn’t official released, but finally we know when to expect. Not on Directions NA and not on Directions EMEA, but few days after that. Official release of Dynamics NAV 2017 will be at October 24th. And, Microsoft also promised that we will get official release of Dynamics 365 for Financials (ex. Project “Madeira”) shortly after. OK, we will wait these dates, but generally we already know what we will get with these releases.

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Some of these functionalities were presented by Marko Perisic and his team on Keynote, and some of them on other sessions. I’ll noticed some of the in this article, but I’ll write more about them in the future. Now, I want to speak more about future of Dynamics because I think this is something the most important in this moment. As you can see on the following picture, we have something very interested and Paul White said “This is an AND strategy”.

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Based on this strategy Dynamics AX and CRM will continue to live only as part of Dynamics 365 solution. Something is not clear enough because we expect CRM as part of both Enterprise and Business edition of Dynamics 365, but AX will be part only of Dynamics 365 Enterprise edition and on other side, Project “Madeira” will be on the same position in Dynamics 365 Business edition. But NAV (GP and SL as well) will continue to exist as independent solution, in this moment available on-premises and as subscription. On the first sight this is the perfect for all NAV fans, but I need more time to be sure.

In any case, we will get new opportunities and we have to learn how to make the most of them.

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And what about Project “Madeira” and licensing. We have some pictures earlier where we found recommended priced about 40 USD for each App. That is a true, for example if you want only Project “Madeira”, you need to pay 40 USD, but if you want some other app, for example PowerApps, you need to pay the same amount for this app per user per month. But if you want to have access to all apps (currently 4 of them), you need to pay only 50 USD for all of them as Plan model (and yes, this price will decrease with the number of concurrent users). And you can use Team Members for only 5 USD as some kind of limited users. And what is good more? If some of exiting NAV clients with Perpetual licensing model want to transit to new subscription model, he will get pretty big discount for every month.

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And I said that I don’t want to write about all features, but I need to notice few of them. I already wrote about Cortana Intelligence in Inventory Forecast, but now we saw Cortana Intelligence in Cash Flow Forecast; it is a perfect and you can use this in NAV 2017 and Project “Madeira” and the best is that it is very easy for using and configuring.

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End something more – new development environments. First you can use Visual Studio Code in the future as new code oriented environment (soon more about it). Marko presented live work with new tool.

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And on the end, new development tool for incredibly easy work. You just need to click on Edit button in your Web Client and you will get perfect logical environment where you can change pages, add fields to table and page… And on the end just click Stop and choose how you want to use this development… You can see all changes as preview in Web Client, Tablet Client and Phone Client. And all changes will be finished in Web Client and Windows Client, as well (of course, this is just short description – soon more about it).

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End again about dates, the new development environment preview will be available for Christmas.

Sales and Inventory Forecast Using Cortana Intelligence for Project “Madeira”

I’ve just finished with all my jobs and I can start to prepare for my trip to US on Directions. I’ll depart tomorrow morning and I’ve just find some space to put my things about one very nice feature in Project “Madeira” and I hope in NAV 2017 as well (just confirmed on Directions NA, it’s part of NAV 2017 – 25.09.).

This is part of August “Madeira” update, but I finally find enough time to show it. When you run Project “Madeira”, you need to install this feature because it is Extension. But this is very easy in “Madeira”.

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When you decided how you want to put this feature to work, you can go on item list to see your predictions.

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What is the most important? Complete procedure is made by Cortana Intelligence and connection to Cortana Intelligence is automated configured in Project “Madeira”; you just need to use it – nothing more. As I already said, you only can change setup if you need it. This is the new power of new products – the perfect integration with other Microsoft tools to get the best possible results. I cannot wait to start using these new features.

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In any case, bye and see you in US tomorrow.