Skip to main content

Web Access for Dynamics NAV Is Here and Now, Says Microsoft

by Jason Gumpert

Microsoft Dynamics NAV has joined CRM and AX in providing online access.

Dynamics NAV 2009, which is expected to be released in this year's fourth quarter, will provide for "out-of-the-box programmatic web service access," says Kris Rafnsson, a principal software design engineer in the NAV product group, on the group's blog.

For those users who want to hook up NAV 5.0 to be accessible via the Internet, Rafnsson provides step-by-step instructions for creating the necessary code. Doing so requires having Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 3.0 installed on your system, along with NAV 5.0, he says. "Everything we were intending to deliver was already possible today, yes some code is needed but strictly from function/feature perspective all of it is possible, and it is not even all that ugly."

He notes that his instructions "should work on Dynamics NAV 4.0, too, but (it) has not been tested on that version."

The instructions allow for "four different components/moving parts: Web Service Listener, Event Dispatcher, Codeunit Eventhandler and XMLPort for stream handling."
About Jason Gumpert

As the editor of, Jason oversees all editorial content on the site and at our events, as well as providing site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

More about Jason Gumpert