Bank Data Conversion Service for NAV 2015

Few months ago, when I wrote about Posting Groups and Payment Posting, I got a few comments about some related topic. This topic was a Bank Data Conversion Service for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 as part of the improved reconciliation capabilities. This service hosted on Microsoft Azure is delivered by AMC Consult A/S and provides automatic processes fro electronic payments, payment reconciliation and bank account reconciliation in NAV.

I didn’t have enough time to write about this topic, but now Microsoft has published article about this topic. Sorry to my followers because I didn’t finish it faster then Microsoft, but I can help them with relations to information. You can find a lot of information and additional documents (pptx and videos) on Partner Source: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/global/readiness-training/readiness-training-news/BankDataConversionServicebyAMCConsult.

New Dynamics Logos

Microsoft has decided to change Dynamics logos in the spirit of “One Microsoft” idea. This change has made on July 30. All partners have to use these new logos when represent Microsoft Dynamics logo and solutions. All directions are in the Product Tile Usage Guidelines.

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On some places on internet, you can find a small mistake. You can find “CS” instead of “C5”. This error is most likely caused on MicrosoftDynamicsPartnerGuidelines.pptx (slide 21) from Partner Source. But, you can find actual logos on this page on Partner Source: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/northamerica/sales-marketing/branding-guidelines-logos/MSDY_BoxShots. You can download all of them as PNG or EPS. I hope, Microsoft will correct this small mistake in document, because this pptx is very useful. You can find a lot of additional helpful information here.

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New NAV Bucket Page on Partner Source

From the last month, you can find new Bucket Page on Partner Source intended to Performance Testing and Sizing on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Now, there are a seven Bucket Pages and you can find all of them here. This library is going to be bigger and bigger with some awesome short videos.

With new NAV release, there will be again some exciting news. Also, a DLP page (Microsoft Dynamics Learning Page) will have some new e-courses about NAV 2016, soon.

New NAV Roadmap (NAV2016)

Microsoft has officially published new Microsoft Dynamics NAV roadmap. You can download it form PartnerSource using the following link: //aka.ms/navroadmap

Before NAV 2016, roadmap was as following:NAVRM15

Now, Microsoft adds new version and what we can expect in the future:

NAVRM16

If you want to see everything news in NAV 2016, you can use the following picture:

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There are only basics on previous picture. The completely news are really excited and I cannot wait to tell you more about them, but we still need to wait some time.

New Cumulative Update 6 for NAV 2015 has been released

Cumulative Update 6 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 has been released today, few hours ago. It includes the most of application area (Finance, Inventory, Jobs, Manufacturing, Marketing, Purchase, Sales, Service and Warehouse) and very useful platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

It also has a lot application hotfixes for following localizations: Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Spanish, Italy, North America, Netherlands, Norway, Russia and UK. There are also some new local regulatory features for Germany, Italy, Russia and UK.

You can download Cumulative Update 6 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 from here. This CU is named as Build 40459.

In the same time, Microsoft has already published Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 (CU 25; Build 40468) and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 (CU 18; Build 40452).

CU3 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Cumulative Update 3 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, known as Build 39368 is published in January 21. You can find CU3 on this link, but if you try to find it on the list of all cumulative updates, you cannot find it. I don’t know why, but it still missing here. On this list, you can find only CU1 and CU2. But, if you use my first link, you can find CU3 easy.

As we used to, this cumulative update includes all hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, including hotfixes and regulatory features that were released in previous cumulative updates.

We can find here a lot of platform hotfixes, but you can also find Microsoft Social Listening integration (I already wrote about it) on this list. You can also find a really lot of application hotfixes in following functional areas:

  • Cash Management
  • Finance
  • Fixed Assets
  • Inventory
  • Job
  • Manufacturing
  • Purchase
  • Sales
  • Service
  • VAT/Sales Tax/Intrastat
  • Warehouse

You can also find local application hotfixes for AU, DE, ES, FI, FR, IT, NA, NL, NO, RU and SE, as well as regulatory features for NA, NL, DACH and ES.

I expect, Microsoft will publish this formally on their blog.

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).

Now you can download NAV 2015!

Finally, Microsoft has published Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 today, for all partners. Last few days, a lot of friends have asked me from where and when they can download the last Microsoft Dynamics NAV release. Now, we can do it from Partner Source. Go to the following link to download.

You can find W1 version and 20 other localized versions, depends of country you need. For other countries, you need to wait localization partners solutions (Translation Kit will be available soon).

As previous announced, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 can be ordered from the October, 1st for a new customers and from October 6th for existed customers. Customer still can order Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 if they want it, as well downgrading license key.

Important notice: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 introduces license key versioning with the following specifications:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 license keys are not compatible with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 or Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 license keys are not compatible with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.