Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the past, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central should be the future. According to the newest information, which appears and is updated each day, it is hard to follow up all the news. We have published earlier last week, just after the official announcement from Microsoft at Directions North America 2018, that the sales of the new NAV 2018 licences for the new customers will stop at January 1st, 2019. But last week Microsoft updated this information and extended the period of the new NAV 2018 license sales. It is April 1st, 2019 when Dynamics NAV 2018, sold via the DPL, will no longer be available for new customers.
There have been a few subtle improvements to NAV 2018 compared to NAV 2017. While most of the improvement relates to behind the scenes in readiness for Dynamics 365 Business Central, here are a few key improvements to make life easier for the Finance user
Previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV provided users with the facility to complete intercompany transactions, ensuring that both parties were provided with accurate records of these transactions. However, the previous process was manual – and time consuming. Taking care of sales and purchase invoices was a multi-step process that had to be repeated for every transaction.
Although this should technically be part of the base install, since V2 extensions are pushed as the “best thing since sliced bread”, it doesn’t seem like this is the case. Just try installing a base version of 2018 without using the Cronus database as the database. This would be the case for any customer that you are upgrading. Now, after you installed NAV 2018 with your custom database, try publishing an app file.