April 2016 CU’s for Dynamics NAV

Few days ago, Microsoft has been published new Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, 2015, 2013R2 and 2013. This time, there were only few platform hotfixes (four for NAV 2016 and two per all other versions). They also include some application hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for these NAV versions:

  • NAV 2016 – Cumulative Update 6 (Build 45480)
  • NAV 2015 – Cumulative Update 18 (Build 45483)
  • NAV 2013R2 – Cumulative Update 30 (Build 45478)
  • NAV 2013 – Cumulative Update 37 (Build 45477)

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You can check all hotfixes and download these cumulative updates on the following links:

Dynamics NAV Comparison Tool

If you want to upgrade your existing Dynamics NAV solution, now you can use NAV Feature Comparison Tool with added NAV 2016 features.

You just need to select you current NAV release and system will compare it with NAV 2016 and you can see key differences. All of these can help you to decide upgrade or not for sure. You can compare all version from the release 4.

You can find this new tool on the following link:

https://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/upgrade-compare/nav/default.html

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Automatic Recording Permissions in NAV 2016

In older NAV versions, every time we needed more permissions sets then we already have in NAV, we have had a problem. It was not so easy and we had to be careful with this process. There was no some automatic tool for permissions recording. Now, we got it.

If we need more permissions sets, we can make them manually as earlier. But now we can use new automatic tool as well. This tool for recording permissions is based on the code coverage functionality. We can do more different activities on NAV and it will be recorded.

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We just need to create a new Permission Set and choose Permissions. We need to click Start button and then we have to work all activities this role need to do. For example, open Sales Orders, create new, and create new Customer and new Item. When you finish with activities, click Stop button on Permissions and system will fill your page with all user rights. System will add only tables you used with Read permission; you have to add other permissions you need (Insert, Modify, Delete).

If you have forget some activities, you can do it again and after you click Yes on question “Do you want to add the recorded permissions?”, you will get add new rights.

This is really useful feature. Maybe we could use some of similar solutions, but now we have it in standard NAV.