NAV 2016 Video Courses

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 is about two month and half here. Currently, you can find a lot of instructions on MSDN and very interesting How Do I videos.

But, you can also find official video courses on DLP and Microsoft IT Academy. Microsoft already published these seven following courses:

  • Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
  • Finance Essentials in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
  • Finance Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
  • Application Setup in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
  • Installation and Configuration in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
  • Development Environment Introduction in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
  • Data and Code Upgrade in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

I really recommend to see these courses. And you can expect some new courses soon, as well.

Also, you can expect more exams about NAV made by Association of Dynamics Professionals.

NAV 2016 Universal App System Requirements

In my few articles, I’ve already wrote about Phone Client in NAV 2016 and how to install it on own smartphone with self-signed certificate. Also, I already wrote about NAV 2016 system requirements.

But in all of these articles, I didn’t wrote about system requirements for phone client. And now, it is not phone client; it is an NAV Universal App. It can work on any device you have, but if this device meets requirements.

In short, Universal App can work on devices with Windows 10/8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, iOS 8.4 and Android 4.4.3 with minimum 1 GB RAM (for Windows and Android). Tablets must meet minimum 7″ screen size with minimum 960×510 resolution and Phones must meet minimum 4″ screen size with minimum 854×480 screen resolution.

In my older article about system requirements I said that there are not official data, this is my research. But if you want more about official system requirements, try here on MSDN. I hope, this is a clear.

New Dynamics NAV Blog Suites

The fall is always very interesting period in NAV world. This is period when we will get a new NAV release (this year – Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016). In this period, we have the most of the conferences, as well; Directions EMEA, Directions NA, NAV TechDays, NAVUG Summit, Convergence EMEA…

But this year we have additional news. Microsoft has migrated to a new NAV blog platform. New blog platform look really perfect as other Dynamics platforms (MSDN for example). You can go to the blog on https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/nav/. Hope you will share my opinion.

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But this is not the end. In few following days, we will get new Mibuso website. Mibuso will have the same web address (I hope), but new suite. You can see home page preview:

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You can follow all news about Mibuso and find GoLive date here: https://twitter.com/mibuso_com

How to Upgrade NAV

Today, Microsoft has published new article about best practices and tips and tricks in upgrading process when you want to upgrade your solution to NAV2013R2 or NAV2015. After this first part about this topic, Microsoft already publish a second part with the same topic.The main reason why to read this article is because, the Classic Client is no longer supported by Microsoft. Now, it is the right time to make upgrade of your old NAV version.

Anyway, you can find awesome articles about this upgrade process here on MSDN Blog and part 2, as well. I recommend these articles.

PowerShell & NAV on MSDN Blog

In last few months, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team Blog publishing excellent articles about using Windows PowerShell with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. I have collected all of them on one ToC. Read, learn and enjoy:

And, one additional article about Using Windows Powershell cmdlets to modify companies and databases (not part of Coffee Break story).

All articles are wrote by Jasminka Thunes (Escalation Engineer Dynamics NAV EMEA), Lars Lohndorf-Larsen (Escalation Engineer Dynamics NAV EMEA) and Bas Graaf (Senior Software Engineer Dynamics NAV).

Thanks, very useful.

Microsoft Social Listening on #NAV2015

Microsoft Social Listening offers hosted online services available to a wide variety of customers and is comprised of the following social capability components within the software application:

  • Social Media Monitoring – ability to listen to and monitor publicly available social communications across public and managed networks administered by third parties.
  • Social Analytics – ability to identify, compute, and project queries related to publicly available documents and posts.

You can find more about Microsoft Social Listening here.

But, what is with integration between Microsoft Social Listening and Microsoft Dynamics NAV? First plan was to publish this integration in next NAV version – “Corfu”, but we can find announcements, that this will be part of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 in CU3. We still expect CU3, but you can find following helps on MSDN and How Do I video:

  • MSDN has published Help about adding and setup Microsoft Social Listening with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 here,
  • Vjeko has published How Do I video about this topic in CU3 here.

Now, we will wait for new CU3 and hope it will be published :).

Video Series on Partner Source Site

In the last few years, you could find a lot of different “How Do I” videos on MSDN or Youtube. But, you always had a problem when you want to find some specific video. Now, Microsoft have arranged a part of Partner Source for these videos and not only for videos. If you are a Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner, you will easy find video you need.

Microsoft organizes six different contents “buckets” from the Readiness & Training News page for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. There are:

Now, you can find all currently published videos, allocated in logical parts. In the near future, there will be a lot new videos to make cohesion between them and all of us hope that it will help to all partners.

Happy New Year and small retrospect

In three days, it will be the end of this year. I have just finished new “How Do I” video and I have plan to finish one more tomorrow. I hope these two my last videos in 2014. years would be interesting.

I want to remind you that you can find all “How Do I” video about NAV 2015 on MSDN here. Very soon, we will have a special well organized places on Partner Source.

Now, few more words about this year. Personally, it’s been a really great year! Thanks for being a part of it. In this year, I become an MVP and I got Customer Excellence Award on Convergence Europe. I had a lot of very interesting projects and lectures, as well. Also, on my personal plan, I has some very good news (but, this is intimately).

I want to say thanks to all people that supported me (and people that do not supported me :-)). I want to all of you to have a year that is better than I already had this year. I also hope, we will get an awesome new version of NAV (‘Corfu’) next year.

And, of course, special thanks to my friends all around the world and especially to my family (my wife, son and dog).

E-learning Courses for NAV 2015 are almost completed

Month ago, I have already wrote about E-learning courses for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. In this moment, we had 5 courses published. Now we had finished and published 9 from 10 courses. We expect the last course in few following days.

Microsoft expect, these courses will help in the future learning process. There are currently published courses:

  • What’s New Technical in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Finance Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Development Environment Introduction in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • What’s New Functional in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Finance Essentials in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Fixed Assets in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Application Setup in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Installation and Configuration in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Authors of these courses are Koen Stox, Steven Renders and Aleksndar Totovic. Authors are one of the MCTs or MVPs. Courses are prepared in collaboration with Plataan.

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You can find these courses here on IT Academy or here on MSDN, but you have to have appropriate rights. I hope, you will enjoy and learn something new.

Reservations and Planning/Projected availability calculation

Microsoft Dynamics Team Blog publish one interesting article today. This one is about impact of Reservations in the Planning and Projected availability calculation. Does planning and projecting system include or not reserved quantities in the calculation?

You can find all details on: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nav/archive/2014/09/09/reservations-versus-planning-and-projected-availability-calculation.aspx

Excellent described processes.