Information about the next version of Dynamics NAV is starting to hit the public domain now think and fast. Michael Neilson, one of the people in charge of NAV development, has just posted a screenshot of the new ‘classic client’ replacement onto the community Mibuso site.
Three points to note,
- There are no Forms, forms are dead, you will not be able to upgrade to NAV 7 with forms, you have to use RTC pages.
- There is a new option of Query to help simplify reporting.
- The Run button is not active, you cannot run NAV business logic from the classic client.
- Its headed Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment and its only to be used for development. This means ‘classic’ reports no longer work as well.
Its worth taking all of the above into consideration when planning enhancements to your systems, make sure they are RTC based and have a long term future.
Current date for NAV 7 release is September/October 2012.