In my previous post, I tried to explain how to handle with named users in NAV. But I’ve got a few feedbacks with some additional questions I didn’t cover in this text.
The main question was what if I want to stop to use some account temporary, for example because sick leave or vacation or something similar? In this case, we can disable this user.
When you try to login the next time, you can see system will not count disabled users. Then you can decries number of users for some period. When your user come back, you need to increase number of users in your license and just enable this user.
Second very important topic is that you must to know when you buy for example 3 subscription users, you will get 5 (you will get 2 users for free, but with limited usage). This is because 1 user is for intended for partner work and 2nd users is for external accountant, but remember an EXTERNAL accountant. You need to create them on beginning to avoid misuse of license rights and use it for internal processes.
And on the end, if you already have the maximum number of full users and want to create new limited user, because you have licensed more limited users, anyway you will get message that this is not possible because the new user don’t meet the terms of the current license.
This is only because of that, Full User is default user. You just need to change License Type option to Limited and it will be OK.
Waiting Dynamics NAV as full SaaS solution (Dynamics 365 ‘Tenerife’), a lot of partners are deploying NAV on Azure with subscription licenses. Subscription license has much better price in comparison with perpetual model, even from only BREP.
But we have a small difference here. In perpetual licensing model, users are concurrent, but n subscription model, users are named. Because of that I’ve got a lot questions how system count these users and prevent bigger number of users from licensed.
Generally, this is very easy. NAV counts number of created users and compare it with your subscription license. That moment, when you try to create new user, more than you have licensed, system will stop you.
As you can see on the previous picture, I’ve got a message that creating this new user will not meet the terms of the current license. OK, it works. That means if you want to change user, you need to delete old one and than create new one.
But in subscription model, you can change number of users monthly. What if you had in one moment, because of business needs, more licensed users and now you scaled down number of users? In this case, when you try to log in, system will show the following message:
That means with current license and number of users, you are not legal. But if you press OK, system will allow you to log in. But every time when you try run NAV, you will get this violation message that shows you are not legal.
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.
Today is December 1st and this is date when Dynamics NAV 2018 become general available. If you want to download this version, you can do it from here. At this place, you can find W1 version and additional 22 localized versions. If you want to download Partner Translation Toolkit, you cannot do it now, but it will available soon. And very important, in order to run Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018, you must have a valid Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 license file. More about licensing in Dynamics NAV 2018 can be found here.
Currently, I don’t want to write about news in details. If you want to see what is new in this version, you can download the following documents:
Download and enjoy in new version.
Hi, for all of you who want to learn how to use Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 for Financials with Microsoft Flow in a practice, I’ll provide webinar together with NAVUG.
Today I just want to share this information with you and I’ll keep you in touch. Soon more on NAVUG web site. For now, just to save a date, it will be at Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (9:00AM-10:00AM EST).
Yesterday, Cumulative Update 56 for Dynamics NAV 2013 and Cumulative Update 49 for Dynamics NAV 2013R2 have been released. But these will be the last cumulative updates for this two Dynamics NAV versions with just a few platform and application hotfixes.
Why the last time? Well, from January 9th 2018, Microsoft will finish with the mainstream support for these NAV versions. Customers with active service plan can continue to use already released hotfixes and help via Customer Service. But I think that the best idea for all these customers is to upgrade their solution. And not only for owners of these versions; I think that the best solution for all clients is to stay current with new versions all the time.
And just to be precisely, Extended Support will continue with existing until:
- January 10th 2023 for Dynamics NAV 2013
- January 9th 2023 for Dynamics NAV 2013R2