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.
In the journey of upgrading between the Dynamics NAV old platform and the new ones, we have had 3 blogs written before:
Best Practices Tips and Tricks for Upgrading to Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 or Dynamics NAV 2015
Best Practices Tips and Tricks for Upgrading to Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 or Dynamics NAV 2015 Part 2
Best Practices Tips and Tricks for Upgrading to Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 or Dynamics NAV 2015 Part 3
We want to highlight some more points related to upgrading and will share some useful tips.
he task After the Dynamics NAV 2018 CU2 release, I found it safe to upgrade my own Dynamics NAV 2016 solution up to Dynamics NAV 2018. But not only that, ALL changed objects should be transferred to extensions. My system is a small solution and it started in NAV 4.0. On every upgrade process, I have tried to kill all the changes in the system and to start all over, in order to utilize as much of the new standard functionality as possible.
In the version 2.0 extensions of Dynamics NAV, there has been an insignificant flaw [H] When reinstalling an extension that contains new tables or new fields in existing tables. The new data were deleted. With the Dynamics NAV 2018 CU2 release, that has been corrected.
We all know what a difficult task can be Dynamics NAV reports upgrade if you decide to change your reporting technology from Classic to RDLC. It requires quite a bit of knowledge and experience to make your reports look and work the same way as they did before. However, once you can identify all the tricky places that might cause problems and know what are the possible solutions for these problems, it is not really that painful. I hope this article will help you to make Dynamics NAV reports upgrade more joyful experience.