OK, two days ago NAV 2018 has been released and I hope all of you were already downloaded this new version. Installation process is still very easy, but I want to show just few points where you need to take care.
When you run setup and try to customize your installation, you will see now one more thing here – Modern Development Environment (by default this is enabled, but just check it). If you don’t want to work with extensions, you don’t need it, but I hope you will develop only with extensions in this version.
After that, just keep eyes opened on the next step, when you need to specify parameters. OK, if you don’t do it, you can do it later. But anyway, I think it is much easier to do when you install NAV. This is related again with Modern Development Environment, and this time it is not enabled by default. You need to change Developer Service Enabled option to YES and to choose Developer Services Port. After that, everything is the same as in previous NAV versions.
But if you didn’t finish previous step during installation process, you just need to run NAV Administration tool and add Port on Development tab and to restart service.
Or you can do it using PowerShell if you prefer with the following cmdlet (do not forget to restart service after changing):
Set-NAVServerConfiguration <InstanceName> -KeyName 'DeveloperServicesPort' -KeyValue <PortNumber>
Now, you are ready to work with NAV 2018 and to make your first extension.
And just to mention, you can find System Requirements for Dynamics NAV 2018 here. But I tried to install NAV on SQL 2017 although there is noticed that NAV 2018 is available on SQL 2016 and SQL 2014 (and Azure SQL as well). However, I installed it on SQL 2017 and it works. I’ll check it with more details, and if I find something, I’ll publish it.