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How Microsoft Adapted Dynamics NAV for a Brand New Tablet Audience in 2015

by Curt Finch
CEO, Journyx,
February 26 2015

On July 11, 2002, Microsoft purchased Navision A/S, a Danish firm responsible for the development of an accounting package that had gained popularity in Europe. Fast-forward 13 years: the product that we now know as Microsoft Dynamics NAV has changed, evolved and added more features than ever.

One of the most significant updates in recent history is Dynamics NAV 2015, not because of the number of changes, but because of the shift in focus that NAV 2015 represents.

A New Microsoft

A few years ago, no one would have predicted the changes Microsoft has experienced under the leadership of Satya Nadella. Gone are the days when Microsoft teams were territorial, focusing almost exclusively on their own platforms and applications. Instead, Microsoft's new goal is to provide the tools and software necessary to be productive-regardless of the underlying device.

"When we say mobile first, we really mean mobility first," Nadella explained. "It's about offering users a great experience across devices, some ours, some not ours, that we can power uniquely."

In an email to employees, Mr. Nadella outlined this further:

"At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more.

"Microsoft has a unique ability to harmonize the world's devices, apps, docs, data and social networks in digital work and life experiences so ...

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About Curt Finch

Curt Finch is the CEO of Journyx, a Certified Microsoft Partner. Journyx maximizes the value of Microsoft Dynamics by adding enterprise time tracking. Journyx Accountlink for Microsoft Dynamics allows companies to quickly implement a complete time tracking solution using existing business data in Dynamics. Connect with Curt on Google+.

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Submitted by MobileAffairs on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 04:24 Permalink

The Tablet client is great new stuff! The only drawback is it requires constant access to the Internet, tablets (7' screen size or more), and NAV 2015. Many companies using NAV 4 to NAV 2013 or needing offline mode deploy partner solutions like Dynamics Mobile BR,

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