Few days back Microsoft had provided details about its latest upcoming Dynamics GP 2010 R2 and its date of release. The R2 edition by Microsoft’s enterprise resource planning solution has been scheduled for the general availability in the fist half of 2011. This outstanding product release will have three exclusive features as announced by the company. Microsoft has also claimed that these improvements have saved the customers of Dynamics GP 2010 money by improving business processes and reducing the need of customizations.
Microsoft has also planned to improve the user surface for accessing the “role specific function” in its new launch of its product. Finally, there will be improvement in the informational flow too. It has diverted itself from “fact boxes” and “action shortcuts’ which is programmed to provide information about people during instant messaging chat sessions.
This latter improvement in Dynamic GP2010 appears to be associated with Lync, Microsoft’s unified communications product that was highlighted at a Microsoft-sponsoredin the launh event on last Wednesday. The users of Dynamics GP 2010 R2 will be able to create “sales orders, purchase orders or sales invoices directly from Microsoft Lync.”
The other news about microsoft’s mainline Dynamics GP 2010 product. That product is scheduled to be launched in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, the Middle East, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Microsoft has also announced that it plans to expand those markets to the “French Canadian and Latin American Spanish versions later this month.”
Microsoft has also announced that Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 will be made available on Dec. 15.
The next release by microsoft on the Dynamics NAV front is like the next generation of that product which is named as “ NAV7” which might appear in late 2011 or early 2012. The major business processes that Dynamics NAV covers are to get improvements in NAV 7. It’s also supposed to be a major technical change that among other things drops the product’s native database technology in favor of SQL Server, and in the due process eliminates the development tools for the product’s old ‘classic’ client, although that client seems slated to survive until NAV 8. In short, NAV 7 is not a minor release by Microsoft.