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This blog contains 10 years of information about Dynamics NAV . The articles are all categorised, which makes it easier for you to find the information you need.

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Project Madeira will be Dynamics 365 – Business Edition

Big news from WPC today. Paul White presented the future for the Dynamics SMB space. Project Madeira will be launched this fall as Dynamics 365 – Business Edition, divided into Financials and Sales & Marketing

The launch will be US and Canada first and in 2017 four (4) European countries.


Integration is key for Microsoft Dynamics 365. Integration with PowerApps and Flow. PowerBI and Office 365.

MicrosoftDynamics365BusinessEdition2Dynamics 365 Business Edition will be launched during NAVUG Summit in Tampa. See you there.


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Conference Schedule 2016 | Starting with WPC

If you “Google” on “Dynamics NAV 2016 Events” you don’t get a list that includes Directions, NAVUG Summit and NAVTechDays. No, you get a list of functions from Codeunits to subscribe to. How nerdy can a product get.


So, it is time to provide that list with some dates and locations.

WPC | Toronto Canada | July 10 – 14

Big one on my bucket list and I got so close this year to attending. Private stuff got in the way.

This year WPC (World Wide Partner Conference) is especially interesting since Microsoft will reveal more of its plans for project “Madeira” which will guide most of where they want to go with the SMB market.


Directions USA | Chandler AZ | Sept 25 – 28

Mandatory event for NAV partners in this region to get ready for Dynamics NAV vNext. The agenda is not yet presented but I expect a lot of information about how to move to the cloud and be more repeatable with NAV.

NAVUG Summit | Tampa FL | Oct 9 – 14

My favorite (sorry Luc). This end user event is a must for companies who work with NAV and want to get most out of their investment. With pre-conference training, Microsoft day-one and three days of in depth sessions this event is second to nothing.


Directions EMEA | Prague | Oct 12 – 14

On the same dates as NAVUG Summit!!! Can you believe that??emea_logo_lrg_white

This “second” Directions event is bigger than the US orriginal and I expect them to have over 1.500 Dynamics NAV proffessionals this year. Just like the US version attending is a must if you want to prepare yourself for being repeatable in the cloud.


NAVTechDays | Antwerp | Nov 17 – 18

This event feels like a highschool reunion with friends. It is at a location you know very well if you’ve attended all of the events.

Here you get the in-depth knowledge you need to work with the next version of NAV. Also very much cloud focussed with Office 365, PowerBI and Paas.

NAV Skills is a bronze sponsor so visit us at our booth and register for one of our pre-conference classes.


Which ones did you pick Mark?

Just like Per Mogensen I tried to attend all NAV events, including APAC. This is no longer possible with all the Master Classes I teach and the increasing number of NAVUG events in Europe and US. Therefor I’ve decided to follow my heart and attend NAVUG Summit & NAVTechDays.

Personally I think this is a perfect combination. NAVUG will provide me with the functional information and NAVTechDays will give me what I need as a developer.

I don’t need the marketing and sales stuff from Directions although I will feel really bad especially on the days when all of my friends are in Arizona.

My agenda for September is packed with UK, Iceland, Spain and Toronto. After event season I am working on scheduling Australia and New Zealand.

See you, somewhere…

Agenda September






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Directions USA 2016 | Why you should attend…continued

By Mark Brummel – Founder of NAV Skills Masterclasses & Microsoft MVP since 2006
There is so much to blog about and so little time. Event season is sneaking up on us with WPC around the corner and two great NAVUG conferences just behind us.
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Inside Project “Madeira” part VI | The Podcast

By Mark Brummel – Founder of NAV Skills Masterclasses & Microsoft MVP since 2006
It has been to long since I blogged about Project “Madeira” and this is for several reasons, one being project “Madeira” itsself since I have been busy helping some partners to be up to speed with the offering.
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NAV 2016 | My Second Extension

By Mark Brummel – Founder of NAV Skills Masterclasses & Microsoft MVP since 2006
With the release of NAV Madeira getting closer and Microsoft working on project “Madeira” more and more people are looking into Extensions. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 offers a preview of what Microsoft claims to be the future of Dynamics NAV: Extensions.
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NAVUG Focus 2016 | Recap

By Mark Brummel – Founder of NAV Skills Masterclasses & Microsoft MVP since 2006

There is a(nother) new event in town this year. The NAV User group decided to bring their Focus event to NAV and it was organized in Chicago.

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NAV 2016 CU 8 | Go To Line is Fixed!

Yesterday I had a pleasant surprise when I did my Chicago Master Class. I had upgraded my machine to CU8 the day before.
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Inside Project Madeira | The Spotify of ERP Systems

I lost count of this series, but I think it is number five. If you want to read my thoughts on Microsoft project “Madeira” please us the inside project “Madeira” tag.
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Directions 2016 | Why you should attend, and why I won’t be there

Summer is getting close, which means early bird registrations for the “big” Dynamics NAV events are ending.

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Inside project “Madeira” part IV | Simplicity always wins

Simplicity always wins

This is a great quote from James Crowter, a fellow mvp and friend from the UK. He said this while presenting UI best practices for the phone client last year at Directions USA.
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