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NAV 2016 is released :)

Today Microsoft announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, a milestone release of Microsoft’s business management solution for small and midsized organizations. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 offers significant new capabilities in mobility, business insight, and cloud services, as well as deeper interoperability with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365.

New capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 will help SMBs:

  • Enable mobile workers on any device with new streamlined, easy-to-use native apps for all form factors of devices – phones, tablets, and mouse and keyboard – running Android, iOS, or Windows.
  • Increase business insight with pre-built Microsoft Power BI dashboards and data connections that give teams instant access to key performance indicators in an intuitive, easy to use environment designed for secure collaboration.
  • Grow sales, improve customer service, and streamline order-to cash-processes through native integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.
  • Take advantage of enterprise class scalability, security, and availability in the cloud with the new option to deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure SQL Database, Microsoft’s industry-leading database-as-a-service in the cloud offering.
  • Digitize their businesses with expanded document management, workflow, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities designed to help SMBs automate processes and eliminate paper-based transactions.
  • Tap into the power of the cloud more easily with expanded extensibility and connectivity capabilities to help customers and partners more easily integrate Microsoft Dynamics NAV with other cloud-based services.

I’ve start blogging about the many new features very soon 🙂

 

Good books on NAV Development

Now that the summer is over, it’s time to read a good book. Here are a couple of recommendations on the subject of NAV development.

DavesBook

This is one of the best no-nonsense books on NAV development you can get. Read it, understand it, and you’re ready to development with Dynamics NAV 2015. Dave has been using NAV since it was called Navision and Navigator – he knows the pedigree of the system and its history.

The book takes you through all the normal aspects of developing a customer solution with NAV – and uses best practice and sound patterns in all the solutions suggested.

Each chapter concludes with a small questionnaire that covers the content of chapter.

This book is one of the essentials for every NAV developer – I recommend it highly !

Get it here

So now you can develop in NAV, then it becomes important to do it correctly.  And one way is to use design patterns. My good friend Mark Brummel is preaching about them every chance he gets, and with good reason, reusing the way NAV is already working is one of the most important paths to a successful project.

Pick up his new book in October on Design Patterns – I know I will.

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And Marks old book on NAV application design is still a good source of knowledge, don’t let the “2013” title fool you, its still very relevant for 2015 (and 2016).

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