Clarified: Microsoft Explains Dates, Conditions for Dynamics NAV Light to Limited User License Transitions

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 pricing and licensingMicrosoft Dynamics NAV MVP Vjekoslav Babic's recent article examining the implications of the new Limited User license for NAV 2013 led several readers to express questions about Microsoft's plans for transitioning licenses from Light User to Limited User.

Michelle Mathis, Senior Pricing Manager at Microsoft, was kind enough to offer the following clarification on the dates that govern the transition of existing licenses from Light User.  Here is her statement on the matter:


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Does this apply to Dynamics GP too?

Nice clarification. Are any of these points/dates different for Dynamics GP 2013? I believe the functionality of the limited user in GP is slightly different?

Limited users

Considering the way much of NAV is structured, with access required to multiple tables to enable validation or just display of descriptions for codes, names of customers, vendrs etc it seems like the Limited User is som limited as to be useless (or high risk when enforcement occurs)If MSD is serious about encouraging more users then an assessment of what really happens in industry should provide a real profile of a limited access user.

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