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Year End Reading: Top Microsoft Dynamics NAV feature articles of 2013

by Jason Gumpert

Licensing Model Changes for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, Part 3: Limited User License vs. Light User License (January 15, 2013)

Microsoft MVP and longtime MSDW contributor Vjekoslav Babic's look at the licensing changes of NAV 2013 was the most read NAV article of 2013.  Given the importance of the licensing changes and how they would be interpreted by customers, partners, (VARs) and third-party developers (ISVs), it is understandable that the article was heavily read - and commented on.

From the article:

"The Limited User model opens a lot of questions, especially in terms of Microsoft's motivation. The changes were radical, not comparable to anything Microsoft did earlier. And they even pose some risks - albeit manageable - when transitioning to the new licensing model. It seems Microsoft was in a big rush to discontinue the Light User license as soon as possible, but the question is: why? Let's take a look at who is really affected with this change, and in which way."

10 features to look forward to in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 (September 24, 2013)

From the article: "The unveiling of NAV 2013 R2 was significant because it is the first major release since the NAV product team, based in Copenhagen Denmark, announced its intention to move to an annual release cycle for major versions. Annual releases make it easier for customers to keep their NAV systems current, making upgrades easier and providing greater access to platform integration capabilities."

ISVs Face the Challenges, Opportunities of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Solution Certification (February 27, 2013)

From the article: "...many vendors see CfMD for ...

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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.

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