A few days ago, Microsoft published Whitepaper about GDPR regulations and NAV as well as package of new Cumulative Updates where the first part (DataClassification property) on these changes were implemented.
Day after this was published, we could find a new article with more details how to work with classified data and new DataClassification property in tables and fields.
Last month I wrote about some issues when you tried to download NAV Cumulative Updates. Now it looks like as we can download all CU’s using Microsoft Download Center. Today, I’ve investigated and found the newest February CU’s for all NAV versions. I check on Dynamics NAV blog, but I didn’t find them. I hope, we will get them on blog very soon, but in the meantime, you can download them from the following URL’s. As I fond them on MS Download Center, that means these are public:
Today, Microsoft published on his blog that Cumulative Updates for all actual Dynamics NAV versions have been released. But when you try to go to these sites and download them, you will not be so lucky. You will ge a message that this site is currently unavailable.
If you look at the blog articles for NAV 2017 and NAV 2016, you will find information: The downloads are temporarily unavailable, we are sorry for the inconvenience. But you cannot find these information for older versions, but these URL’s still don’t work.
I found information on PartnerSource that the new system should be ready to go by Feb 2017. This info is published 3 days ago. I don’t know what to say. That means we cannot download any CU for any NAV version almost one month. I hope, this is only small misunderstanding and we will get some other ways to download everything we need.
If URLs start to work, you can download CU’s on the following links:
For NAV 2016 and NAV 2015, there are still dozens of platform and application hotfixes. But if you look at NAV 2013R2, you will find only one platform and one application hotfixes, as well as a few of locals. But for NAV 2013 there is no hotfixes (only one local for Spain).
NAV TechDays 2016 has just finished a few days ago. Unfortunately, I missed it this year. I wanted to be there with you in Antwerp and I already announced session with Steven Renders about Power BI, but I had to cancel my attendance. I know, Steven perfect prepared this session without me because he is an expert for this topic.
OK, life goes on. I really hope I missed only this year and I’ll be there the next year. Now, all sessions are already published and I want to have all of them on the one place. There are all of them:
The Power of Power BI and Dynamics NAV by Steven Renders
Office 365 for NAV Techies by Arend-Jan Kauffmann
Best Practices in Developing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Extensions by Waldo
Real Life Source Code Management by Soren Klemmensen
Modern Developer Tools for Dynamics 365 and on premise NAV by Michael Hammond & Esben Nyhuus Kristoffersen
Bad Habits of NAV Developers by Waldo, Vjeko Babic and Gary Winter
Migrating to Events by Gunnar Gestsson
Building Cool Experience with NAV Everywhere by Horina Serbanescu, Eygo Kawatani and Andrea Tino
Design Patterns in NAV 2017 by Anders Larsen & Nikola Kukrika
Get Some Smartness into Dynamics NAV / 365 with Notifications and Cortana Intelligence by Klaus Marius Hansen & Jesper Schulz-Wedde
Building the Dynamics 365 for Finacials Services by Kamil Koclega & Constantin Daniil
As we know, on the beginning of the month we get a new cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV. This month everything is the same as we already used to. We got Cumulative Updates for the following NAV releases:
As you can notice, we didn’t get Cumulative Update for NAV 2017. Maybe we will get it later, but I’m sure we will get the first one the next month.
On my first sight I didn’t see some features from NAV 2017 migrated to the older versions. Generally, there are standard platform and application hotfixes. Update your solution with the newest CU, but if you can – update your solution to the NAV 2017.
I didn’t want to write this article before new Cumulative Update for NAV 2016 is released. And today, few days after other versions (all other have been released three days ago), we’ve got Cumulative Update 12 for NAV 2016.
Now, you can download all these Cumulative Updates from the following links:
There are really a lot of interesting Platform and Application hotfixes and local hotfixes as well and you just need to download and test them. But this time, I’m sure you still want to see what is new in NAV 2017 and see you on Directions EMEA.
I’ve already wrote about my sessions during this fall conferences, but now I have the final agenda for all conferences where I’ll attend. If you want to come on some of my lectures, I’ll be happy and I’ll try to help you as far as I can.
Recently, I’ve published information about my sessions this fall. But now, I’m spreading a scope of my lecture to the end of this year. After Directions NA and Directions EMEA, where I’ll speak about choosing the best Azure platform for NAV and about using combined waterfall and agile project methodology, I’ll be lecturer on local Microsoft conference in Serbia – MS Sinergija. On this conference I’ll speak about differences between NAV 2017 and Project Madeira (Dynamics 365).
And finally, on the end of this year conference season, I’ll be lecturer on NAV TechDays. First I wasn’t sure if I have enough time to make session by my standards, but I decided to have common session with Steven Renders about, by my opinion very interesting topic – Power BI and NAV.
We chose the title: The Power of Power BI and Dynamics NAV. We will speak together and this will be the first time to have a common session with some colleague. I hope, Steven and I will synchronize everything very good and you will love this session. If you want to know more about topic, you can use link above.
But in short lines, you will see what it takes to develop a dashboard in Power BI Desktop. Starting from getting the data out of Dynamics NAV, we will create a data model. On one hand we will see how to achieve this using Power Query, which we will enhance with measures, calculated columns and tables using DAX. On the other hand we will use OLAP Cubes, connected to Dynamics NAV and other sources, to build the data model. How to create dashboards… what about DAX, M and R… how to compare using of OLAP cubes with ODATA Web Services based data…