Dynamics365 & NAV2017

I could go and write an extensive article on it here. But I’m not gonna! I’m going to make it super duper easy on me.

Microsoft Dynamics365

This week, my fellow MVP and friend James Crowter went to WPC (World Partner Conference, aka, THE biggest reason for managers to spend loads of money to be away and party – oh yeah – and to learn about Microsoft’s focus for the upcoming year 😉 ).

And guess what. James took the time to guide us through what Dynamics365 really is all about – or at least what it is going to be about. He wrote an article called “Q&A on Dynamics365” and I can only strongly advise you to carefully read through this and get yourself informed.

The main thing that I was confused about in my previous post, has been answered: Project “Madeira” IS going to be part of Dynamcis365 – it’s going to be the “Business Edition”, which is targeted at SMB.

NAV 2017

And that’s not all. It was also announced that for the on premise version – or how do you kids call it these days (classic?)? And apparently (as the title already suggested) it’s going to be NAV 2017.

I must say, I’m not too happy with that. And that is because of the current CfMD certification process. ISVs need to certify their product, and the certification needs to be on the current version, or one below. At this rate (every year there is a new major version (2015-2016-2017)), we need to certify every 2 years. And if you ever did the CfMD process – this is something you don’t want to do every two bloody years… .


As said, I did not visit WPC, so I’m going to make it easy on me and end this post with some other resources from people that got their info first hand (at least I assume):

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  1. I agree absolutely with you. The CfMD process has become a joke. We are just now struggling to re-certify NAV 2016 and bang *!* NAV 2017 is out. It’s not just partners getting fed up. Our customers don’t want to hear about new versions and upgrades anymore.

      • waldo on July 15, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Personally, I don’t mind the current flow of upgrades. As such, we have a new release every month .. .

      It’s just a matter of getting into an upgrade-flow .. we as partners need to be able to quickly implement upgrades. The tools are there … or at least most of them…

  1. […] As we could see during WPC, NAV2017 is around the corner. But that doesn’t mean Microsoft is not working on readiness material for NAV2016. Especially for the things that have been brand new, and need some attention. You know: Extensions. […]

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