How to start transitioning from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Business Central

September 26 2018

The SaaS version of Dynamics 365 Business Central has been available since April 2018 and in a few months we'll also have the on-premises version. This version will be the evolution of Dynamics NAV (it is time to start forgetting this name) and it will have the same codebase as the online version. A related article goes over the upcoming release in more detail.

Some important details about Business Central on premises to remember:

About Stefano Demiliani

Stefano Demiliani is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Business Solutions, a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and a long-time expert on other Microsoft-related technologies.

He has a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnico of Turin. He works as a Chief Technical Officer and Solution Architect for EID NAVLAB (

His main activity is architecting and developing enterprise solutions based on the entire stack of Microsoft technologies (Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Azure cloud services and distributed .NET applications).

He works as a full-time NAV consultant (15+ years of international Microsoft Dynamics NAV projects) and he is available for architecting solutions based on Microsoft's ERP, as well as for NAV database tuning and optimization (performance and locking management) and for architecting cloud solutions and applications.

He's the author of various Microsoft-related books for Packt Publishing and he has one of the most visited blogs on Microsoft-related technologies (

His most recent books include:

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redfox's picture

Good day Stefano Demiliani.

Thank you for this article (and your book also + it is good to receive same book for usage of the .NET variables).
Maybe you can share schema of MS licensing model now?
I heard some information, but data is not intersecting.. and it is looks strange

Thank you in advance.

BR, Yuriy