I’m growing increasingly impatient as the progress bar on my File Transfer Manager is approaching 100%. Behind the cryptical download title—Dynamics.NAV60R2.HR.1097366.DVD.zip—hides the much awaited Microsoft Dynamics 2009 R2 HR (Croatian) release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Yes, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 has officially shipped, and you can download your copy at Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 download page. You can also access the NAV 2009 R2 Launch Portal.
This is the first time ever, that any NAV product has shipped simultaneously in 43 countries in the world. For many countries, mine included, this is also the first release of NAV 2009.
So, what’s new in this release? Besides the new client (RoleTailored Client, or RTC) and Web services (seeing runtime for the first time in my part of the world), there are plenty of exciting new functionalities brought by R2. Here’s a short overview with my comments on how important I see those thingos:
One of the things suspiciously not present in the What’s New Document is the support for App-V, which is as important as any of the above. I hope it’s not excluded, because it was being announced with fanfare over the past several months.
As you can see, there are more technical improvements than functional ones, and I believe this is what we are going to experience over the next couple of releases as well. Since NAV is obviously marching into the Cloud with big 7-mile steps, technical improvements such as these seen in R2 are indispensable. My download has finished, and I can’t wait to start installing, so excuse me if you please, I have stuff to do