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Everything you need to know about Dynamics NAV 2016

Everything you need to know about Dynamics NAV 2016

With the recent release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, there is a lot of new information to keep track of. In this article, we will provide a summary of the new features, links to Dynamics NAV 2016 documentation and guides, and links to training and readiness resources.


NAV 2016 new features

NAV 2016 overview

Dynamics NAV 2016 introduced many exciting new features which are making the solution quicker to implement and easier to use.


Main improvements – summary

  • NAV 2016 allows business anytime, anywhere via new native apps that can be used on any device. The interface is optimised for touch and for keyboard and mouse.
  • The web client has thoroughly been improved. It comes with over 60 new or enhanced features.
  • It is now possible to create and configure workflows and workflow-events.
  • Document management and OCR capabilities have been improved.
  • Integration with Office 365 has been enhanced.
  • Dynamics NAV 2016 now offers a direct connection with Dynamics CRM.
  • NAV 2016 works natively with Azure SQL extensions.
  • NAV 2016 works with Power BI.
  • Customisation extensions are now available. They enable consultants to customise certain aspects of NAV 2016 without code modifications.
  • NAV 2016 comes with a Test Automation Suite which allows automated testing of the solution.


Additional information and online resources

If you wish to dig deeper into NAV 2016’s new features and functionalities, here are a few useful links.


Readiness and training for consultants


NAV 2016 readiness

Many new readiness resources for Dynamics NAV 2016 are now available online. This short guide will help you to decide where to start on your path to passing your new certifications and give you links to resources that can help you to familiarise yourself with the new solution.


Training and certifications

The best Microsoft Dynamics training resource available online is the Microsoft Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP). On this great training platform, you will be able to take Dynamics NAV 2016 online courses, watch How do I videos and practice what you have learnt in virtual labs.

The following Dynamics NAV 2016 resources are currently available on the DLP:

E-learning courses on Dynamics Learning Portal:
Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics NA​​V 2016
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Finance Essentials
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Finance Advanced
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Application Setup​
​Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Development Environment​
​Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016  Installation & Configuration​
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Data & Code Upgrade – Coming soon​
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Cloud for Business – Technical – Coming soon​
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Cloud for Business – PreSales – Coming soon​
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Relationship Management – Coming soon​
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Development Introduction – Coming soon​
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Advanced Functionality – Coming soon​
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Tips & Tricks for NAV with SQL/Azure – Coming soon​

How Do I video series on Dynamics Learning Portal:
Video Series on Performance Testing and Sizing
Video Series on Reporting
Video Series on Design Patterns
Video Series on In Office 365
Video Series on Integration & Extensibility
Video Series on PowerShell​
Video Series on Tips and Tricks 

If you are an independent consultant who doesn’t have access to the Dynamics Learning Portal, 365 Talent Portal can help you get access to specialised Microsoft Dynamics training and professional resources.


Take your certification exams

Taking your certification exams can prove very time-consuming if you have to travel to the exam centre every time. It is now possible to take your Microsoft certification exams online.


Microsoft’s NAV 2016 readiness guide for consultants

A Dynamics NAV readiness page for consultants is available on PartnerSource. It provides readiness resources and downloads for Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, Dynamics NAV 2015 and Dynamics NAV 2016.

On this page, you will be able to:

– Download Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016;
– Get access to information about the new features;
– See the Dynamics NAV 2016 Licensing Guide;
– Obtain marketing materials and video demos for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.


Dynamics NAV consultants’ blogs

Blogs written by Dynamics NAV consultants are an amazing resource that can make your life a lot easier. They’ll provide you with practical tips based on actual implementation experience, detailed How do I guides, ideas to fix issues, latest news and upgrades…

There are many great blogs out there. If you’re not sure how to find them, The Top 25 Dynamics NAV Sites by Dynamics 101 is a good place to start.

Totovic NAV blog and Waldo’s blog aren’t on this list but are definitely worth a read (and these blogs both have ‘Links’ sections that will redirect you to additional Dynamics NAV blogs and to valuable Dynamics NAV resources).



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