The end of NAV2013 and NAV2013R2 lives

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

Retirement Road Sign with blue sky and clouds.

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Mainstream Support for NAV 2009 Ends

Mainstream support for all Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 versions ends January 13th, 2015. This is the last NAV version with the classic client. Of course, NAV 2009 also has RTC client, but a lot of companies use classic client. That means, Microsoft ends with classic client support.

Upgrade

Maybe, this is the right moment to think about upgrade to the newer NAV versions. In this situation I recommend NAV 2015. With the new Microsoft Dynamics policy, we have new cumulative updates every month, and if you use them, you will stay current in the future. That means, you will not have a need for new upgrade in following years, because you will always have the newest version. This will make a less of your investment in the future and less your users adapts to new versions – a lot of benefits.

Source: https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/northamerica/NAV/support/support-news/MainstreamSupportNAV2009