Word is that Microsoft plans to release the next upgraded version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV late in 2014. More information is expected to be forthcoming at the NAV Directions Conference in San Diego in September. The product (formerly code-named “Crete”) will simply be named Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.
[Several PSSI staff will be attending the Directions conference, Sept. 9 -13, and we’ll have more news to report in a future post. In fact, we’ll be back by the time this post is published, so stay tuned for further announcements.]
Among the tidbits of information already announced this summer by Microsoft:
- Easier upgrades! (The sound you hear is the cheering of both customers and resellers.) The improved upgrade capabilities will include “new tools to upgrade and manage data more easily” according to Microsoft GM Erik Tiden.
- Better integration with Microsoft products like Office 365, and more Power BI integration built directly into the product.
- New mobile device support, including a tablet interface for Windows, iPad and Android, for a more consistent “app experience across devices”.
- A new role-tailored NAV home page that includes “expressive tiles,” colored squares that indicate not just standard metrics but any business information that can be derived from NAV. Color coding logic can be defined for each tile.
- “Significantly improved” browser performance.
- And from what we’ve heard more recently, the ability to use Microsoft Word to design report formats. This is an exciting development for all users and developers alike, we believe.
- Also hinted at: Improved cash management functionality and “simplification.”
When our team returns from the September Directions Conference we’ll undoubtedly have more to share with you. Stay tuned…