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Now Download Available Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018

Below are few important links which can be helpful gathering information about new  release of Dynamics Navision 2018.

It is suggested for updated details please visit authorized link in future to find updated information and links not available at the time of wring this post.

If you want to find out more about this release, Please check these links:

 

Products Downloads

Download the appropriate NAV 2018 file below:

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Partner Translation Toolkit
Download AU-Australia Available in NAV 2018
Download AT-Austria Available in NAV 2018
Download BE-Belgium Available in NAV 2018
Download CA-Canada Available in NAV 2018
Download CZ-Czech Republic Available in NAV 2018
Download DK-Denmark Available in NAV 2018
Download FI-Finland Available in NAV 2018
Download FR-France Available in NAV 2018
Download DE-Germany Available in NAV 2018
Download IS-Iceland Available in NAV 2018
Download IT-Italy Available in NAV 2018
Download MX-Mexico Available in NAV 2018
Download NL-Netherlands Available in NAV 2018
Download NZ-New Zealand Available in NAV 2018
Download NO-Norway Available in NAV 2018
Download ES-Spain Available in NAV 2018
Download SE-Sweden Available in NAV 2018
Download CH-Switzerland Available in NAV 2018
Download UK-United Kingdom Available in NAV 2018
Download US-United States Available in NAV 2018
Download NA-North America Available in NAV 2018
Download RU-Russia Available in NAV 2018
Download W1 Available in NAV 2018

Partner Translation Toolkit

  • Download (coming soon) the Partner Translation Toolkit

 

Language Modules

This table shows a list of all the available NAV 2018 language modules

Language
Download CSY-Czech
Download DAN-Danish
Download DEA-German Austrian
Download DES-German Swiss
Download DEU-German
Download ENA-English Australia
Download ENC-English Canada
Download ENG-English English
Download ENU-English US
Download ENZ-English New Zealand
Download ESM-Spanish Mexico
Download ESP-Spanish
Download FIN-Finnish
Download FRA-French
Download FRB-French Belgium
Download FRC-French Canadian
Download FRS-French Swiss
Download ISL-Icelandic
Download ITA-Italian
Download ITS-Italian Swiss
Download NLB-Dutch Belgium
Download NLD-Dutch
Download NOR-Norwegian
Download RUS-Russian
Download SVE-Swedish

 

Ordering

New customers:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 can be ordered online using Order Central starting December 1, 2017.

  • Customers will be able to deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 or Dynamics NAV 2016, if desired, by using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 license key that will be issued through downgrade rights.

Existing customers:

  • The licenses of Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers with an active enhancement plan will be automatically upgraded to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 in early December 2017.

  • Existing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 customers with an active enhancement plan are entitled to request a transition upgrade of their license to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 through Order Central from December 1, 2017.

License Information

In order to run Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018, you must have a valid Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 license file.  You will find more information about how to correctly license Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 in the license guide (partner-only).

 

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Resources

Support Information

If you are experiencing issues downloading the install file or documentation, please contact ITMBSSUP@microsoft.com.
For technical support questions, contact your partner or, if enrolled in a support plan directly with Microsoft, you can enter a new support request to Microsoft Dynamics Technical Support from PartnerSource under Support >> New Support Request.
You can also contact Microsoft Dynamics Technical Support by phone using these links for country specific phone numbers:

 

For updated details please visit authorized link in future to find updated information and links not available at the time of wring this post.

 

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What’s New: Developer Changes for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

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Below are the details of new features and functionality that are available in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 and have been added to the product since Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. It also describes features that have been deprecated since Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

Will come up with detail later in my future posts.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 introduces changes to the upgrade, development, deployment, and administration experiences compared to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

Redesigned C/AL Editor

The C/AL Editor in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment has been redesigned to give you more coding capabilities. Coding in the new C/AL editor is like before except you benefit from new features such as IntelliSense, name completion, change tracking, improved syntax highlighting and colorization.

Record Permissions and Apply Permissions Sets to User Groups

Administrators can record new permission sets in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016. Recording permissions is based on the code coverage functionality. You can access the various windows and activities in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client or the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client that you want users with this permission set to access. You must carry out the tasks that you want to record permissions for. Then, you can apply the new permission set to a group of users.

Events in C/AL

By implementing events in C/AL code, you can design applications to react to specific actions or behaviour that occur. Events enable you to separate customized functionality from the application business logic. By using events in the application where customizations are typically made, you can lower the cost of code modifications and upgrades to the original application.

Event Channels on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server Events

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 introduces event channels on events that occur on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instances.

  • In addition to the Windows Application log, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server events are recorded in specific Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server logs in the Applications and Services Logs of Windows.
  • You can use Event Viewer to view trace events.
  • You can use FilterXpath parameter of the Get-WinEvent Windows PowerShell cmdlet to filter events for a specific Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance.

Multiple Namespaces on XMLports

You can define multiple namespaces on XMLports that import or export data as XML. This improves the ability to create XMLports that are compatible with the XML schemas that are used by the systems that consume or provide the Microsoft Dynamics NAV data.

Updating Custom Report Layouts by Using Upgrade Codeunits

You can update custom report layouts by creating upgrade codeunits to handle changes in report datasets that affect the report layouts. Upgrade codeunits enable you to programmatically update multiple custom report layouts in the database to changes in report datasets

Filter Pages for Filtering Tables

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 includes the new C/AL data type FILTERPAGEBUILDER. You can use the FILTERPAGEBUILDER data type and its functions to create a filter page that enables users to set filters on one or more tables.

C/AL Try Functions for Handling Errors

Try functions enable you to catch and handle errors that occur when running the application. You can use try functions to catch errors and exceptions that are thrown by Microsoft Dynamics NAV or .NET Framework interoperability operations.

HyperlinkHandler Function Type in Test Codeunits

You can write HyperlinkHandler functions in test codeunits to test hyperlink URLs that are passed to the HYPERLINK function.

Object Metadata Virtual Tables

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 includes the following virtual tables that contain metadata about Microsoft Dynamics NAV objects.

  • Codeunit Metadata virtual table
  • Page Metadata virtual table
  • Report Metadata virtual table
  • Table Metadata virtual table

New CLIENTTYPE Options Added

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV the CLIENTTYPE function has been expanded to support Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Phone client and running the app in Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, which is Desktop mode.

Column Layout on Role Centers

It is still possible to define groups as previously, and thereby keep the design of existing Role Centers. But when these Role Centers are displayed on larger screens, there is an automatic switch to a 4 column layout. When developing new Role Centers, it is now possible to not define any groups and let the dynamic layout handle the switch from 1 to 2 to 3 column layout, depending on the screen size.

Camera and Location

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV an API for integrating to a camera and getting GPS coordinates is available. The camera option is implemented in the application as functionality available when using Incoming Documents on, which you can see on, for example, the Accounting Manager profile.

Sizing Settings for Control Add-ins

To control that the sizing of the control add-ins is always optimal on all display targets a number of new settings are available to you when writing the manifest code.

Structure for Resource Files in Manifest

Microsoft Dynamics NAV supports resource files to be described in the manifest file with or without a relative path allowing you to organize and maintain resource files the way you prefer.

Tooltips on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client

The ToolTip Property and the ToolTipML Property have been added on ActivityButtons and ActionContainers of the subtype HomeItems to support displaying descriptions in the navigation pane.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Integration

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 introduces a new and improved integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 includes a default integration setup that is supported by several objects, including tables, pages, and codeunits. You can customize these objects to extend the integration to other Microsoft Dynamics CRM entities and change processes like synchronization.

Additional Numeric Data Types Supported in Aggregations by Queries, FlowFields, and SIFT

In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, data aggregations (such as sum and average) on tables by Query objects, FlowFields, and SumIndexField Technology could only be done on Decimal data type fields. With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 you can use Decimal, Integer, BigInteger, and Duration data types in aggregations.

Timestamp Field Available in Tables

Each table in Microsoft Dynamics NAV includes a hidden timestamp field. The timestamp field contains row version numbers for records as maintained in SQL Server. In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the timestamp field could not be used in tables. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, you can expose the timestamp field in tables, write code against it, add filters, and so on, similar to any other field in a table.

SQL Server Authentication

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 supports SQL Server authentication between the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV database in SQL Server. Previously only Windows authentication was supported.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Support

You can deploy a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database to Azure SQL Database. Azure SQL Database is a cloud service for data storage that is a part of the Azure Services Platform.

Automatic Deployment of Add-ins From the Database

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 now makes it possible to automatically deploy add-in assemblies (including client control add-ins, .NET Framework interoperability, and language resources) directly from Microsoft Dynamics NAV database to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance or client as required.

Running NAS Services with Administrator Rights

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, you can set up NAS services to run with administrator rights, which grants the NAS service the same permissions as the SUPER permission set without having to add the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server service account as a user in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Tenant Configurations Stored in Application Database

In a multitenant Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server deployment, the configuration information about the tenants that are mounted on a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance is now stored in the application database (table dbo.$ndo$tenants) instead of a tenant.config file for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance.

When you want to mount or dismount a tenant, you only have to mount or dismount the tenant on one of the server instances for an application database because other server instances will automatically detect and apply the changes.

Loading Application Assemblies When Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server Instances Start

You can configure a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance to compile all the business application assemblies and load them to cache memory when the server instance is started. The assemblies are then retrieved from memory when requested by a Microsoft Dynamics NAV client. This improves the response time after restarting a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance.

Automatic Company Initialization during Data Upgrade

When upgrading data to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, this task is automatically performed for you by the upgrade process.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client Available in 64-Bit Version

On a 64-bit Windows operating system, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client is available in 64-bit version and 32-bit version. By default, when you install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client, the 64-bit version is used. The 64-bit version is better when you have to run several large reports. However, there are some components, such as COM, which are not supported on 64-bit applications. Therefore, you can also run the 32-bit version of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client if it is required.

Multilanguage Captions Compile as Unicode

When you compile application objects, Microsoft Dynamics NAV stores the objects in Unicode encoding. If the application objects contain Multilanguage captions, Microsoft Dynamics NAV uses the code pages that are relevant for the languages that you have specified.

What’s New: Application Changes for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

NAV2016
Below are the details new features and functionality that are available in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 and have been added to the product since Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

Will come up with detail later in my future posts.

The following features and functionality for application users have been introduced since Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

Workflow

You can set up and use workflows that connect business-process tasks performed by different users. System tasks, such as automatic posting, can be included as steps in workflows, preceded or followed by user tasks. Requesting and granting approval to create new records are typical workflow steps.

Imp Note

The Document Approvals feature that existed in the previous version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is removed. The standard approvals scenarios that were supported in the previous version are now supported as workflows for sales approvals and purchase approvals respectively.

The upgrade tool will recreate document approval data in previous versions as workflow data in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016.

Electronic Documents

As an alternative to e-mailing as file attachments, you can send and receive business documents electronically.

From PDF or image files representing incoming documents, you can have an external OCR service (Optical Character Recognition) create electronic documents that you can then convert to document records in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, like for electronic PEPPOL documents.

For example, when you receive an invoice in PDF format from your vendor, you can send it to the OCR service from the Incoming Documents window. After a few seconds, you receive the file back as an electronic invoice that can be converted to a purchase invoice for the vendor.

If you send the file to the OCR service by e-mail, then a new incoming document record is automatically created when you receive the electronic document back.

Incoming Documents

In the Incoming Documents window, you use different functions to review information, manage OCR tasks, and convert incoming documents to the relevant purchase and sales documents or journal lines in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

The external files can be attached to their related document in Microsoft Dynamics NAV at any process stage, including to posted documents and to the resulting vendor, customer, or general ledger entries.

Document Sending Profiles

You can set each customer up with a preferred method of sending sales documents, so that you do not have to select a sending option every time that you choose the Post and Send button.

In the Document Sending Profile window for a sending profile, you can select the Default check box to specify that the document sending profile is the default profile for all customers, except for customers where the Document Sending Profile field is filled with another sending profile.

Posting Preview

On every document and journal that can be posted, you can choose the Preview Posting button to review the different types of entries that will be created when you post the document or journal.

Deferrals

Revenues for services or goods delivered over multiple accounting periods are not necessarily recognized in the accounting period in which the sales document is posted and payment is received. To distribute revenues on the involved accounting periods, you can set up a deferral template for the resource, item, or G/L account that the revenues will be posted for. When you post the related sales document, the revenues are deferred to the involved accounting periods, according to a deferral schedule that is governed by settings in the deferral template and the posting date.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Integration

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 introduces a new and improved integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Hiding/Showing Columns on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV it is possible to hide and show columns on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client, in the same way as on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client.

Freeze Pane

Microsoft Dynamics NAV now supports freeze panes on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client.

Improvements on Lookups in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client

With this release the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client offers an inline lookup experience on fields as well as the ability to do cross column search as you type in the lookup and selecting data in the lookup using the keyboard.

Microsoft Social Engagement

Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrates with Microsoft Social Engagement and can be made available on customers, vendors, and items.

Cross Column Search on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client it is now possible to search across columns in a list. This search is activated by choosing the Search icon, and entering the search criteria. The search offers filter-as-you-type functionality, and will look for records that contain the search criteria. Symbols can also be used in the search criteria, and the search criteria are then interpreted exactly as you entered it.

Navigation Pane and Cues

Previously the navigation pane contained list places that were auto generated based on the available cues in the Role Center. These list places no longer get auto generated by default. Only if there is a relevant entity in the navigation pane, a list place will be created.

Entering Dates in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client you can now use the date lookup functionality on lists instead of typing dates in manually.

Control Add-ins on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Phone client

On Microsoft Dynamics NAV Phone client you tap on control add-ins to zoom

Selecting Company, Language, Region, Time Zone and Work Date in Mobile Clients

With the new My Settings page, it is now possible to dynamically switch the UI language, region, time zone, company, and work date of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Phone client.

Multiple Selection of Lines in Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client

You select multiple lines in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client by activating the context menu on a line, and then choosing Select More. When you choose Select More, a checkbox for selecting all rows is placed right above all the rows.

Updating and Testing Multiple Custom Report Layouts

Instead of updating custom report layouts to dataset changes one layout at a time, you can now perform an update of all custom layouts at once.

You also have the option to test updates without applying the required changes to the custom report layouts. This enables you to see what changes will be applied to the report layout and identify possible issues in the process.

What’s New in Jet Reports for Word, How it is different from Navision Word Reports

Before we compare both the way of creating report in word, the features I would be suggesting you to review the posts which I have posted earlier Word Document Reports and Custom Layouts to refresh the concept of creating reports in Word.

Let’s start with comparing how it is different from Navision Word Report.

Create a custom layout for the report you wish to use

In your NAV client navigate to Report Layout Selection (Administration/IT Administration/ Reports).

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 includes several sample Word reports including:

14125500             Sales Order – Jet Ex. Word

14125501             Sales Invoice – Jet Ex. Word

14125502             Sales Cr. Memo – Jet Ex. Word

14125504             Sales Quote – Jet Ex. Word

I have filtered the above Reports.

Select the report that you wish to customize. (I am Using 14125500 for this example)
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Click Custom Layouts.

 To create a new Report Layout, click New.

A pop-up window will appear and allow you to choose the layout type.

Check the Insert Word Layout box and click OK.

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In the Report Layouts window, you can change the Description.

Click OK

In the NAV Custom Report Layouts window, highlight the layout you wish to use and click the Import Layout button from the ribbon.

Browse to the Jet Express for Word Sample Documents, choose the template you want and click Open
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Click Edit Layout to customize this layout.

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Above screenshot show how to Access the XML part of the Report.

Left side shows Jet->Design

Right side shows Developer->XML Mapping Pane

If you remember In Navision word Report we use to select the Custom XML Part from the dropdown to access the available fields, Labels etc.

Whereas if we see In Jet Report this is not required.

Also you may have observed that Jet Report Pane Have search option, which makes easy to find desired fields rather than scrolling through the XML Nodes to access the desired Fields.
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You may observe in above picture that I have typed the part of the Field I am looking for and Jet Report Pane suggested that Similar to what I typed there is a Field “Salesperson” and it available under 2 heads Labels & Header data items.

If I require to insert the Labels or Fields, Place the cursor at desired place where you want that Field to be inserted and Double Click to the Field from Jet Report Pane.
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Where as to perform same action in Navision Word Place the cursor where we wish to Insert the Field then we use to Scroll to the Field we wish to insert then we perform step Right Click->Insert Content Control->Plain Text
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I will come up with more details in my next post. We will see how we can design the Report Using Jet Report fast and easily.

Also some Best Practice, Tip & Tricks while using Jet Reports.

Important

Most of the contents you find in this blog will be either inherited from MSDN or Navision Developer IT Pro Help. Some places images are also directly taken from these sites. Purpose is simple to try those stuffs and re-produce adding few things as per my understanding to make easy understanding for others and quick reference.

Here nothing under my own brand or authorship of the content. At any point of time we are just promoting Microsoft stuffs nothing personnel with same.

Hope stuffs used here will not violate any copyright agreement with them. In case by mistake or in-intestinally it happens and the Microsoft feels these should not be used Microsoft have full right to inform me about same and will be glad to take down any such content which may be violating the norms.

Purpose is to promote Navision and share with community.

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