Ever wondered what it is like to work with Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Windows Azure - but found it too cumbersome even with our nice Windows Azure provisioning tools? Then this might be something for you.
Today we have made Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 easily available on Windows Azure with just a few clicks. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 image is an exclusive offer for MSDN subscribers and includes a fully functional, ready to use Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 installation including Microsoft SQL Server. The MSDN subscription gives you the well-known discounted prices and allows you to use it for development, test, and demo purposes, but not for production purposes.
How to get it? Make sure you have an MSDN subscription and the subscription has Windows Azure benefits activated. Then follow these steps:
When you are connected to the VM, you are welcomed to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 virtual machine on Windows Azure:
No further configuration is required and you can immediately start using the clients and the development environment.
Kamil Koclega & Morten Jensen from the Dynamics NAV team
So amazing ! Thanks for this great news !!!
Very nice, indeed. How can I configure the NAV server to accept connections from a remote Windows Client? For exemple, the one I have installed on my own PC. Thanks,
Thanks for providing this, I just built one. Client only and Service tier only etc. VM scripts would be great for setting up numerous SIT and Staging environments?
Thank you very much for leaving your comment. In order to connect to the VM using Windows Client from external machine, please change NAV Server configuration to use NavUserPassword user authentication (msdn.microsoft.com/.../jj551778(v=nav.71).aspx) and create appropriate endpoint on the VM in Windows Azure Management Portal (www.windowsazure.com/.../virtual-machines-set-up-endpoints, private&public port: 7046).
Dynamics NAV Team
Kamil and Morten, Thanks so much for this!
This is a great step forward in moving to the cloud
This is great. I was able to link to my corporate MSDN Azure benefits and fire up the NAV instance all in about 30 minutes or less. Thank you.
The Action Pack is not include this Image? Seems not to bee a selectable option for me (Gray).
Great! This is a very simple way of provisioning a NAv server 2015 R2 virtual machine. But Kamil do suggest how can we connect/access my web client after connecting to this server.
Would appreciate your quick reply.
Great! a simple video .. But I need to configure this with my SQL database which I restored on my Azure and wanted to access through my webclient .. please suggest how would I do that.