This announcement describes upcoming changes around processes related to Tax Updates released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Effective July 15, 2014, all Tax Updates (commonly referred to as Regulatory Features) will be developed based on the latest Cumulative Updates as their baseline instead of the current practice of basing the same on an RTM release.
This move will provide an improvement in quality, because a Tax Update is built on the latest baseline and state of code compared to the previous process of building on an older RTM version.
This new process also now ensures that partners will have all Application level hotfixes in place. These were not included previously when a Tax Update was delivered, which meant that partners had to merge the hotfixes again while deploying the Tax Update.
Version: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013/Country X
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 RTM Country X
Tax Update 1
Tax Update 2
Tax Update 3
Developed and released in July 2014
Tax Update 3 for Country X on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is developed using the following baseline or has the following prerequisites for installation:
Tax Update 3 for Country X on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is developed and has only the following prerequisite:
Effective October 1, 2014, all Tax Updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV will be developed on CU as described in section 1 of this announcement and will be released only through Cumulative Updates. Microsoft Dynamics NAVwill no longer release individual .fob or text files for a Tax Update.
Partners now benefit by having all regulatory features in sync with the latest application code, a single and one stop quality solution from Microsoft.
A. Applicable for all Microsoft Supported Countries where Cumulative Updates exist.
B. Applicable for versions Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and higher.
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV team
Please give a hint in the documentation, if a Tax Update is included in the Cumulative Updates. If yes, describe the changes that were made in the Cumulative Updates.