The NAV R&D team can announce that they heard us and they have developed a new Help Server that shows Help on a website. Help will be available for the Windows client as in earlier versions. With the Help Server, the same Help will be available from the Web client. Choose a field, and context-sensitive Help opens.

The Help Server will be a website that displays HTML files. Yes, you read correctly: HTML files. So we don’t have to decompile the Microsoft CHM files anymore. But the really good news is that the Help that we created for our current NAV solution will still work with the new Help Server. We just need to build it again with the new Help Toolkit, and then copy the resulting HTML files to the relevant folder on the Help Server website. Then, we can start connecting our users to the Help Server.

We can set up a Help Server that all our users can access, or we can set up multiple Help Servers. We can modify the Microsoft-provided Help content without decompiling anything, and we can add and remove Help content whenever we want to. We can add links to existing Word documents or PDF documents to the navigation pane of the Help Server website, so that our users have a single point of entry for Help.

With the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Help Server, we can provide the Help content that is relevant for our users, and we can update Help without modifying each client computer.

This is an excellent news and I’m extremely happy because of that. I know how hard is preparing Help files for current NAV versions in localization or making CfMD.