Three weeks ago, I blogged about the availability of R2 on the 15th of December. That was yesterday .. but anyway .. oh yes .. It's here! So download the product, play with it, get yourself and your solutions ready!

The downloads

Here is the link to the downloads of all 42 countries (on partnersource). But also more:

If you would like to know how to get ready, then just go back to my previous blogpost. There are some great materials there.

The "theme" of NAV 2009 R2 is: "The New way to do Business".. . I think they're aiming at the "cloud"-part.. : Application Virtualization, CRM Connector, Online Payment Service .. those things.. . But don't forget all the new exciting features:

  • CRM Integration
  • Online Payment service
  • RTC Access for Remote and Roaming Users
  • Treemap Analysis
  • Timeline Visualization
  • Windows 7 User Experience Improvements
  • Filter on Subforms (finally!!)
  • .NET Interop (coooooool)
  • Parnter Productivity Enhancements
    • System Indicator: which database/company/development environment .. Things like that.
    • Page Designer Improvements
      • Picking factboxes
      • Better wizard
      • Containers are highlighted
    • Lock/Unlock Support in Object Designer
    • Go-to Definition
    • Report Dataset Refresh

Reasons enough to leave behind the SP1 and go into R2!