NAV users and those in the Microsoft Dynamics news are having some troublesome issues when they choose to upgrade to Windows 10. But read on to find out how to avoid disappointment upon unwrapping Windows 10.
No Surprises for Microsoft Dynamics news community
MS Dynamics World, Dynamics MVP Erik Hougaard said: “This is not really a surprise, since Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 had the same problem.”
Of course, we are all used to these kinds of problem, but one would have thought that Microsoft would have taken more care with such an important piece of software.
Thankfully, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV team have been on hand to tell us not to worry: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 will be 100% compatible with Windows 10.
Erik Hougaard shared his hopes for a seamless transition, explaining how “The Windows 10 team showed that even Microsoft Office 95 worked on Windows 10, I had my hopes up for the select few that still run Financials 2.60 and therefore have to stay on XP for now.
Anyway, the rest just works, 2009, 2009SP1, 2009R2, 2013, 2013R2, 2015 and the beta of NAV2016 also works fine on Windows 10.”
So it seems like Microsoft might have had their eyes on the future and didn’t bother to make previous versions of NAV totally watertight before the update.
Early Adopter Syndrome
That’s not to say upgrading is a disaster.
According to Dynamics NAV MVP Aleksandar Totovic, the problems arising aren’t major, and they’re generally caused when the user doesn’t install Windows 10 from scratch, but upgrade, instead.
In his latest blog post, Mexican Dynamics NAV consultant, Francisco Bedolla’s told of how his attempt to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 was a “#BigFAIL”. It caused a range of issues that he couldn’t explain.
But after uninstalling the operating system completely, and installing from scratch, everything seemed to work. So it does seem like there is a good fix out there for NAV 2012 or 2015 users – as long as you don’t mind completely uninstalling your operating system!
While the vast majority of Dynamics NAV users should be fine upgrading to Windows 10 straight away, some might consider waiting until NAV 2016 implementations are deployed. For recent releases including NAV 2013, 2013 R2 and 2015, Windows 10 compatibility issues will likely be resolved during Microsoft’s October updates.
So, while it’s no excuse that Windows 10 and Dynamics NAV are having some compatibility issues, it’s clear that the NAV team are working hard to resolve them as quickly as they can.
If you’re a Dynamics NAV professional and you’ve upgraded to Windows 10, let us know how you’re finding it in the comments!