NAV 2016 Phone Client

Few months ago, Microsoft has announced new Phone Client for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016. With today’s NAV 2016 general availability, we can check it. First, NAV has new icon; sails no longer exist. This is new set of icons:

NAVIcons

And now again, Phone Client. You can download new NAV 2016 App for iPhone from Apple iTunes. Also it is possible to download from Google Play and Windows Store. You just need to type “Dynamics NAV” in search and you can easy find them. Download them and type your service, username and password. Finally, you can use NAV on all devices and all systems. It looks line:

NAVMobile

If you’ve just installed NAV 2016 from Partner Source, you can check how it looks like using Web browser. You just need to add phone.aspx behind .. /WebClient/ (smilar as for Tablet Client emulation) and change the size of browser to emulate phone size; and you don’t need a HTTPS certificates. You will see that Phone Client looks awesome and everything works fine and smoothly. And you can use camera from your phone directly in NAV, for example for document capturing. But for this feature, you have to use this app from phone, because camera cannot be emulated from your browser.

More news, soon.

Surface Pro 3 vs. iPad Pro

First I want to apologize because this is not topic I have a big knowledge. But I use Surface Pro 3 everyday. I still can remember that people said Surface sucks and iPad is the great machine. OK, what now? I suppose, now it is a cool thing, because Apple made it…

I still didn’t see this new iPad and I have knowledge only from some articles. OK, all computers have something better compared to other. On first sight, iPad pro is thinner and slightly lighter and has better screen resolution… and yes, better camera (but this is still computer, not a camera). But on iPad, you can choose 32 or 128 GB of storage and you cannot expand it. For business needs, this is frivolity. On other side, Surface Pro 3 has 62/128/256/512 GB of storage. Apple hasn’t said how much memory is inside, but we know Surface has 4 or 8 GB. Apple Pencil is a $99, but you are getting it in package when you are buying Surface Pro 3. Apple keyboard is more expensive and it miss a touch pad. On other side, on Surface I can use a full Windows 10 and of course, this is not a new device. Microsoft will release Surface Pro 4 soon and we will see what news we will get in new MS device.

By my opinion iPad is awesome device, but it is still a toy. Surface is seriously device for working and I will choose Surface in the future. Maybe Surface is not so cool, but I need a tool not a fancy toy.

As I’ve already said I’m not an expert for this area. You can find more seriously articles here. I will continue with my NAV :).