3 best practices for managing Cumulative Updates in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynamics NAV has evolved rapidly in the last four years. For customers and partners both, NAV has become much easier to work with, maintain, and evolve as business needs change.

Sure there are heaps of new functionality, and Microsoft is continuously improving the product in response to user needs. There has been a subtle but important shift away from new business-oriented features and towards more platform-centric improvements. They range from tighter integration with Microsoft cloud services like Office 365 and Dynamics CRM, to more robust analytics through Power BI, web and mobile client improvements, and new tools for building customizations. Quietly in the background, with much less fanfare, Microsoft introduced a powerful change in the way NAV is updated in-between major releases - Cumulative Updates.

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3 Best Practices for Managing Cumulative Updates in NAV

Hi Elliot,
Great article on managing cumulative updates! I would also add that custom coding seems to be a major contributing factor of upgrades and updates either being delayed or simply going bad. NAV customers and partners are well advised to look at the ISV market space to fill their needs before they decide to do "customizations" which will more than likely be problematic down the road.

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