Microsoft’s Hal Howard Assesses Varying Needs of Dynamics NAV and AX User Bases

Hal Howard, Microsoft's General Manager of ERP R&D, sat down to talk about Microsoft Dynamics ERP with following his keynote address to the AXUG Summit 2008 late last week and touched on a number of topics, including the rollout of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and the future relationship of Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Regarding the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 release, he said he is "happy with the level of new features and that we deliveredon time, that was a positive." Particularly positive improvements included the expense management module, Role Centers, inventory costing, multisite capabilities, and enhanced application performance.


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