I heard that we can expect new version of NAV in end of this year. Does anyone have information about this? I am not sure and I can not believe. The last version (2013) appeared at the end of last year. This means that the new version comes after only one year.
Yes, it is a true. New NAV version has code name "Sicily". I think, new version will be ready in early 2014, but I expect Beta version in 2013Q3.
Because all of us expect beta, Direction EMEA moved the conference from April to September, to be in line with the new NAV version.
I am localization partner, and we are not a happy about this roadmap; we have to have a team that will work on localization all the time. But, this is a plan.
"Sicily" will introduce a new Windows 8 interface. And, just as NAV 2013’s interface conformed to Office 2010 standards; "Sicily" will be closely tied to Office 2013.
I heard, that there will be less new functionality (cash management e.g.) and more tchnical (new client, better hosting model, a lot more integration with Office 2013 and Office 365...).
Also, I heard from MS employees that upgrade will be much simpler. Maybe someone else has more information.
... and I still have many customers clinging to the "classic client" :-S
Strange, isn't it? ;-)
with best regards
I have a lot of existing clients who use classic client. But all new clients (at least most of them) prefer RTC.
Anyway, we expect NAV 8 on end of year. Microsoft sets the rules, and we can only adapt or give up.
I hope it will not be too many changes in code and we will do the localization easier than NAV2013.
Microsoft wants to release a major update of NAV on a yearly basis. So indeed you can expect NAV 8 to be released by the end 2013/beginning 2014...
The code name for the next release is "Sicily" you can try to google for "Nav sicily" to get more information about it.
Anyway here is a recent blogpost about Sicily : saurav-nav.blogspot.nl/.../get-ready-for-new-version-of-nav-nav-8.html
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