10 features to look forward to in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2
Microsoft took the wraps off its upcoming release of Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 recently at the Directions EMEA conference, September 2-4 in Vienna, Austria. Members of the Catapult team were fortunate to attend the event with about 850 members of the Dynamics NAV community, primarily from Western Europe. The event took place one month before the North American Directions, scheduled for early October in Nashville, TN.
The unveiling of NAV 2013 R2 was significant because it is the first major release since the NAV product team, based in Copenhagen Denmark, announced its intention to move to an annual release cycle for major versions. Annual releases make it easier for customers to keep their NAV systems current, making upgrades easier and providing greater access to platform integration capabilities.
While nowhere near as groundbreaking as the release of NAV 2013 last year, the new release, codenamed Sicily, brings some much anticipated capabilities and some exciting new possibilities with Azure and Office 365.
Here's a breakdown of what's new in R2: