I guess it is a little late to call this news, but nevertheless – on September 1st NAV 2009 SP1 launched.

SP1 is big release for the user – the majority of the feedback we got from users on NAV 2009 was taken into consideration and I truly believe that we will see hard core classic client users shift and prefer the Role Tailored Client with these changes. Yes, they will have to get used to new ways of doing things – but I think we closed the gap on the pieces we missed out on in NAV 2009.

All in all NAV 2009 SP1 just works more intuitively and it adds a feature called Client Extensibility.

Client Extensibility is the ability to add custom controls to NAV and I am sure you will see a lot of blogs on this topic in the future (my first was done back in June based on NAV 2009 SP1 CTP2 – can be found here)

Over the next weeks I will post updates to a number of my previous posts – what it takes to make them run under SP1.

One thing I have heard from a number of ISV’s and partners is, that they are trying to minimize the number of Client side components, that could be COM components or Add-Ins (Client Extensibility Controls), and the very first thing I want to blog about, is a method to overcome this hurdle. A way to auto-deploy Client side components without having to run around and install anything on all clients.

Stay tuned

Enjoy

Freddy Kristiansen
PM Architect
Microsoft Dynamics NAV