Cumulative Update 27 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 has been released

Cumulative Update 27 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2. The cumulative update is intended mainly for solutions that are experiencing the problems described in the Knowledge Base article linked to below. However, you are advised to always keep your solution updated with the latest…Cumulative Update 27 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2. The cumulative update is intended mainly for solutions that are experiencing the problems described in the Knowledge Base article linked to below. However, you are advised to always keep your solution updated with the latest…
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Cumulative Update 15 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 has been released

Cumulative Update 15 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. The cumulative update is intended mainly for solutions that are experiencing the problems described in the Knowledge Base article linked to below. However, you are advised to always keep your solution updated with the latest cumulative…Cumulative Update 15 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. The cumulative update is intended mainly for solutions that are experiencing the problems described in the Knowledge Base article linked to below. However, you are advised to always keep your solution updated with the latest cumulative…
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Cumulative Update 3 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 has been released

Cumulative Update 3 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016. The cumulative update is intended mainly for solutions that are experiencing the problems described in the Knowledge Base article linked to below. However, you are advised to always keep your solution updated with the latest cumulative update….Cumulative Update 3 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016. The cumulative update is intended mainly for solutions that are experiencing the problems described in the Knowledge Base article linked to below. However, you are advised to always keep your solution updated with the latest cumulative update….
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7 Strategic Ways to Grow Your Business beyond Accounting Software

You’ve built your business using your existing accounting software; however, as your business grows, you’ve likely reached a tipping point where the very tools that supported your business are now hindering your ability to act with agility and insight. Whether its missing functionality, has user or database limitations, or is simply unable to keep a mobile workforce productive—the signs are clear that your continued growth depends on making a change.

Evaluating, purchasing, and implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution doesn’t have to break the bank or distract you from business at hand. In fact, a business solution from Microsoft brings everything you need to run a better business and make your people more productive. Microsoft Dynamics ERP on Microsoft Azure, combined with Office 365, is a complete solution that keeps your business going and growing. View the infographic “7 Strategic Ways to Grow Your Business,” and learn how a business solution from Microsoft can help businesses grow without growing pains. A business solution from Microsoft offers:

1. Visibility: Disparate systems and stand-alone business processes require people to piece together data in order to see the big picture. With a business solution from Microsoft, you and your team can have a 360 degree view of your business. Built-in business intelligence and robust reporting features get you closer to your data and puts data into a context you can use to make swift business decisions.

2. Mobility: Many key employees spend time out of the office meeting with prospects, customers, or suppliers. Stay connected virtually any time, on any device with real-time access to the data and information you need to be productive from the office, at home, or on the road.

3. Productivity: Entry-level, accounting software often works independently, leading to redundant data entry and time-consuming data validation. A business solution from Microsoft offers time-saving integration and swift access to all of your business data from a single solution. Easy-to-use, personalized interfaces makes tasks easier and frees up time that can be better spent on customers and driving business growth.

Streamline your business processes, get you closer to reliable data, and provide the insight you need to nurture your growing business. Visit our website to learn more about our solutions for small and midsized businesses and take a test drive today.

What are task flows and how do they compare to other tools in Dynamics CRM?

What is a task flow?

Task flows are a new way of interacting with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, allowing users to focus completely on the work at hand. With this new type of business process flow, you can easily create guided interactions for your CRM users, giving them experiences with just the information they need so they can get their work done quickly and efficiently. If your users need to update information from multiple records to complete a work item, or their next action depends on what they did last or the state of one of the records they are working on, then task flows may be able to provide a better experience for your users.

Out of the box, we’re providing three experiences to help get you started. These are best used as templates to make your own custom experiences that are targeted to your users and your business needs.

For an in-depth walkthrough, see Creating and customizing task flows.

How do task flows relate to business process flows in Dynamics CRM?

There are now two types of business process flows: business flows, and task flows. Business flows, which have been available for some time, are best used for tracking larger processes, those that drive the business goals forward and are commonly available to all users of the same role in the organization. Task flows are best used for helping users accomplish individual smaller goals, which can help move forward the larger business processes. As an example, if you have a business flow that’s tracking an opportunity through sales stages, you can have corresponding task flows that help your users to make solid progress toward drafting the proposal or otherwise advancing the opportunity to the next stage.

Are there capability differences between business flows and task flows?

There are currently a number of differences between the two types of business process flows:

    Task flows are user level.

  1. If user 1 has launched a task flow A on an opportunity, and user 2 launches the same flow A on the same record, they will each have a separate experience, meaning they can be working on different pages at the same time.
  2. Contrast this with business flows, where for any given flow, there is a currently active stage that is applied to all users’ experience.
    Different users can work on different task flows for the same record.

  1. If user 1 launches task flow A on an opportunity, user B can still work on task flow B on the same opportunity record.
  2. Contrast this with business flows, for which there is a single active flow per record for all users.
    Task flows can have editable controls from not only the primary record, but also N:1 (lookup) related entities.

  1. This is a true multi-entity context, where you can edit information from multiple entities on the same page.
  2. Contrast this with business flows, for which you can only have information from the current entity scope on any given stage.

<ol?You can define conditional branching logic based on any primary and N:1 related entities.

  • Contrast this with business flows, for which branching logic must be based on the entity in the previous stage.
    You can define business rules.

  1. Support for conditions and actions on the primary and N:1 related entities.
  2. Contrast this with business flows, for which you are working in a single entity context.
    Task flows are currently in preview, and therefore have some limitations:

  1. They’re available for mobile users only.
  2. They’re not supported for solution import or export.
  3. They’re not role based (a user’s available task flows are based on permissions).
  4. You can’t use them in offline mode.

How do task flows compare to process dialogs in Dynamics CRM?

    Task flows allow you to present bound controls to your user.

  1. When you add a control to a task flow, it is connected with an attribute in the system, and will automatically display the associated data, and save to that record.
  2. Contrast this with dialogs, where data is handled through the use of arguments, variables, and queries, and the customizer must handle data retrieve and save scenarios.
    Task flows support business rules and client API.

  1. Contrast this with dialogs, where only a limited number of actions are available.

When can you get your hands on task flows?

Task flows are available as a preview feature, for customers using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016 Update. Users can launch the experiences through the Dynamics CRM mobile app, on their choice of supported Windows, iOS, or Android device. To enable this feature you will need to go into Settings, in the Previews tab, where after you have accepted the terms, you will be able to toggle task flows and enable for your organization.

For more information about preview features, see What are preview features and how do I enable them?

For more information about task flows, see Preview feature: Create a new task flow.

To install the latest CRM for phones and tablets app, click on the links in Install CRM for phones and tablets.

Source: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Communtiy

Microsoft Dynamics AX delivers the power of the cloud to businesses

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 19, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced that the next release of its flagship ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX, will be generally available in the first quarter of 2016. The new release, architected for the cloud, brings the power and intelligence of the next generation of cloud computing in an enterprise-class business application to people and organizations worldwide.

Microsoft announced that a public preview of the new solution for customers and partners will be available in early December. Revealing the new name of the release, Microsoft Dynamics AX, the company departed from branding that included years or versions of the product to a simple brand that underscores Dynamics AX is a cloud-based service that will be regularly updated. The company will also implement a new, simple and transparent subscription pricing model to make it easier than ever for organizations to purchase the solution in a way that helps them grow at their own pace.

“Our ambition to build the intelligent cloud comes to life with apps optimized for modern business, like Dynamics AX,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise. “When you combine the hyperscale, enterprise-grade and hybrid-cloud capabilities of Microsoft Azure with the real-time insights and intuitive user experience of Dynamics AX, organizations and individuals are empowered to transform their business operations.”

This latest release delivers a new, intelligent user experience, optimized to deliver value to organizations by enabling them to make smarter decisions faster. It brings proven business processes to the cloud, which means that the full set of capabilities of this solution will be available to customers from day one. Dynamics AX introduces continuous management services that enable the software to quickly adapt to an organization’s business needs. The new Dynamics AX also harnesses the power of the cloud, giving businesses and people global availability and scale to work anywhere, anytime so they can grow at their own pace and on their terms.

A new user experience to accelerate decision-making

Businesses are looking to empower their people with tools they want to use and to enable them to make smarter decisions faster. To enable this, Dynamics AX offers a new user experience that looks and works like Microsoft Office and delivers deep integration that seamlessly shares information between Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM and Office 365. It gives people near-real-time analytics powered by Azure Machine Learning with the ability to visualize data through Power BI embedded right within the application. This gives users not only the information they need, but also predictive capabilities built right in the application. Dynamics AX offers a fully browser-based, new HTML5 client which gives people access to Dynamics AX across platforms and devices and enables organizations to extend and build business-specific mobile applications. Based on extensive usability analysis, the redesigned Dynamics AX brings a new touch-enabled, modern user interface that uses the principles of highly visual applications that users expect in consumer applications to their enterprise business applications.

Quicker implementation and easier management

ERP systems have traditionally been known for their rigidity, complexity, and slow deployments and implementations. Dynamics AX is changing the game in this area with revolutionary new technology that continuously enhances rather than disrupts business processes and operations. Bringing forward the breadth and depth of proven business processes in horizontal and vertical industries, including retail, manufacturing, distribution, professional services and public sector, the new Dynamics AX brings the complete capability of the product to market on day one and uses the cloud to provide ongoing service and management to adapt to business and industry needs. The new release also introduces enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services, an Azure-based service that allows for turnkey deployment with prebuilt, industry-specific solutions available in the Azure Marketplace and automated setup on Azure, empowering customers to deploy faster with higher quality. The new Dynamics AX delivers a more flexible solution architecture that enables incremental implementations, changes and updates, giving businesses more agility and faster time to value.

Enabling business through the power of the cloud

Businesses are looking for flexibility and choice in how, when, where and at what pace they bring their operational systems to the cloud. Building on the global Microsoft Azure platform, with its strong commitment and capability to meet diverse data locality and data sovereignty requirements, Dynamics AX is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of global customers. The new release brings with it the benefits of the cloud that are most important for business — from simple signup, immediate provisioning, and built-in high availability and disaster recovery to elastic capacity to add resources but only pay for them when they are being used.

The Lotus F1 racing team knows firsthand the benefits of Dynamics AX. “The beauty of Dynamics AX is that it will help you make better informed decisions faster, and ultimately increase your business potential to take business operations to the next level,” said Thomas Mayer, chief operating officer, Lotus F1 Team.

More information on Dynamics AX and its capabilities can be found in a Dynamics AX blog post from Mike Ehrenberg, technical fellow, Microsoft Dynamics ERP, as well as a blog post from Christian Pedersen, general manager, Microsoft Dynamics Marketing. The following videos and guided tours are also available:

Deliver amazing customer experiences
Simplify production floor management
Gain immediate financial insights

More information is available at www.microsoft.com/dynamics/ax.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Features

 

Now offering more features that enable you to work in new and better ways.

Workflows

• Create your own workflows and configure them as you like. Create and modify workflows – steps related to approvals, notifications, and automated alerts.

1. Approvals for almost anything,by direct manager or by groups
2. Notification to tell users to take some kind of action
3. Process automation to execute a process routine and make the system calculate something or perform an action

Office 365

• Works natively with Power BI. This is an entirely new integration and the configuration allows for pre-built dashboards and data connections. Connect to your NAV instance and immeidately have access to business performances insights into your business – easily view KPIs visually. The app is designed specifically for small and mid-sized business owners, managers, and executives to provide details about customers, sales, and finance. The dashboard and reports are built on top of a fully featured model, allowing you to explore and analyze your data as you need. And automatic refresh ensures you’re always seeing the latest data.

Azure

• Will work natively with Azure SQL, which will allow for an enhanced “on-Azure” experience, bringing your business to the cloud. This option offers the ability for your software to grow along with your business while reducing maintenance costs.

CRM Online

• Works natively with CRM and provides an out-of-the-box solution that makes integration easier with CRM online. With Dynamics NAV and CRM working together, you take full advantage of your data across every functional area of your organization.

Universal App on all your devices

• Now you can bring NAV to any device – the desktop, notebook, 2-in-1, tablet, or smartphone. Get NAV in the palm of your hand straight from the App Store! The Universal App delivers a fast and fluid interface, optimized for touch, and for keyboard and mouse. Now includes support for camera and location.

Test Automation Suite

• Includes a suite of automated tests for partners’ solutions and customer implementations that reduce or even eliminate manual testing. The suite includes repeat-ability, reducing man-hours and improving efficiency.

e-Everything

• The world has opened up for add-ons from independent software vendors (ISV) with Dynamics NAV 2016. With NAV 2016, ISVs can integrate their own data sources to help extend the functionality of NAV. You can now download exchange rates and add it in the Exchange Rate tables.

Extensions

• Contains a feature called Extensions that enables partners, ISVs, and customers to customize and extend NAV without directly altering source code. This ultimately makes upgrades seamless and eliminating the need for code modification – customization’s can be easily installed, upgraded, or uninstalled.

Finance Enhancements

• Offers expanded functions in the area of financial reporting, including optimized reporting for North American companies role-specific finance functionality.

Posting Preview

• Posting Preview allows the user to view the impact that posting the document will have against all affected ledgers prior to posting.

Deferrals – Deferral Accounting

• Now you can defer revenue and expenses over a pre-defined schedule. Available for Sales and Purchasing documents and General Journal.

Web Client Enhancements

• Includes over 60 enhancements to the Web client. With a renewed focus on simplicity, productivity, and performance – the NAV 2016 Web client now includes popular features such as cross-column search, collapsible Fast Tabs, freeze pane, search-as-you-type, and so much more.

Word Forms and Email Enhancements

• Comes with Word format defaults for customer statement and North America vendor remittance. Users can assign a Word format and email address by document type for each customer or vendor. Processing customer statements or vendor remittances will use the assigned format and email to send the document.

Document Management

• Includes several enhancements for managing incoming documents. Now you can capture, store, and find incoming documents with ease just by sending a scanned purchase document. The OCR will extract valuable data from the picture creating purchase invoices or general journal line drafts automatically.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics CRM Out of the Box Integration

Now, with NAV 2016, there is finally a decent way to connect NAV with CRM by adding a new type of table, being a CRM table. In a way, we are able to connect to a CRM Online table, which means we can code against it like it was a normal table in NAV. So the entire CRM integration is actually just coded in C/AL. Which means: readable, extendable! In 10 minutes, you can have an out-of-the-box connection with CRM Online.  And a few minutes later, you can have even a customized CRM Connector, that matches your customer’s needs.

Source: https://community.dynamics.com/

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Cumulative Update 25 Released

Cumulative Update 25 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2.

The cumulative update is intended mainly for solutions that are experiencing the problems described in the Knowledge Base article linked to below. However, you are advised to always keep your solution updated with the latest cumulative update. If you are in doubt about whether this cumulative update addresses your specific problem, or if you want to confirm whether any special compatibility, installation, or download issues are associated with this cumulative update, support professionals in Customer Support Services are ready to help you. For more information, see http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/.

The cumulative update includes hotfixes that apply to all countries and hotfixes specific to the following local versions:

  •   AU – Australia
  •   AT – Austria
  •   BE – Belgium
  •   CH – Switzerland
  •   CZ – Czech Republic
  •   DE – Germany
  •   DK – Denmark
  •   ES – Spain
  •   FI  – Finland
  •   FR – France
  •   IS – Iceland
  •   IT – Italy
  •   NA – North America
  •   NL – Netherlands
  •   NO – Norway
  •   NZ – New Zealand
  •   RU – Russia
  •   SE – Sweden
  •   UK – United Kingdom

Where to find Cumulative Update 25

You can download the cumulative update from KB 3106087 – Cumulative Update 25 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 (Build 43391).

Warning

Before you install a cumulative update in a production environment, take the following precautions:

  1. Test the cumulative update in a non-production environment.
  2. Make a backup of the system or computer where the cumulative update is to be installed.

Additional Information

For more information about cumulative updates for this version, see Announcement of update rollups for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2.

For a list of all cumulative updates for this version, see Released Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2.

For a list of all hotfixes included in cumulative updates for this version, see the following CustomerSource and PartnerSource pages:

CustomerSource:

PartnerSource

Source : https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/nav/2015/11/04/cumulative-update-25-for-microsoft-dynamics-nav-2013-r2-has-been-released/

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 – Cumulative Update 13

Cumulative Update 13 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 has been released | 


 

Cumulative Update 13 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

The cumulative update is intended mainly for solutions that are experiencing the problems described in the Knowledge Base article linked to below. However, you are advised to always keep your solution updated with the latest cumulative update. If you are in doubt about whether this cumulative update addresses your specific problem, or if you want to confirm whether any special compatibility, installation, or download issues are associated with this cumulative update, support professionals in Customer Support Services are ready to help you. For more information, see http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/.

The cumulative update includes hotfixes that apply to all countries and hotfixes specific to the following local versions:

  •   AU – Australia
  •   AT – Austria
  •   BE – Belgium
  •   CH – Switzerland
  •   CZ – Czech Republic
  •   DE – Germany
  •   DK – Denmark
  •   ES – Spain
  •   FI  – Finland
  •   FR – France
  •   IS – Iceland
  •   IT – Italy
  •   NA – North America
  •   NL – Netherlands
  •   NO – Norway
  •   NZ – New Zealand
  •   RU – Russia
  •   SE – Sweden
  •   UK – United Kingdom

Note: You must convert the database if you are upgrading to this cumulative update from a cumulative update earlier than Cumulative Update 9 (build 41779). For more information, see Converting a Database in Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Note: To enable customized translation of profiles, a number of actions are now available on the Profile List page. You can export and import resource files to enable translation for one or more profiles. The steps to install and uninstall language modules have also been modified. For more information, see How to: Install Language Modules, How to: Uninstall Language Modules, and How to: Export, Edit, and Import Translated Profile Strings in Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Where to find Cumulative Update 13

You can download the cumulative update from KB 3106088 – Cumulative Update 13 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 (Build 43389).

OData Filtering

If your solution uses OData web services with a combination of filters on $orderBy desc and $top, this results in errors in Dynamics NAV 2015 Cumulative Update 13. To avoid this error, add the following entry to the CustomSettings.config file for the Dynamics NAV Server instance:

<add key=”EnableODataStrictFiltering” value=”false”/>

This disables support for complex filters.

Warning

Before you install a cumulative update in a production environment, take the following precautions:

  1. Test the cumulative update in a non-production environment.
  2. Make a backup of the system or computer where the cumulative update is to be installed.

Additional Information

For information about how to install the cumulative update, see How to Install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Cumulative Update.

For information about how to work around a recent process change, see How to Get Back the ‘Hotfix Directories’ from NAV 2015 Cumulative Update 1.

For a list of all cumulative updates for this version, see Released Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

source : https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/nav/2015/11/04/cumulative-update-13-for-microsoft-dynamics-nav-2015-has-been-released/