For Dynamics NAV users, Microsoft's roadmap guidance at NAVUG Summit 2017 in Nashville was clear: NAV will continue to get yearly updates, and any customers who want to remain on-premises or hosted (non-SaaS) can do so. And customers can expect Dynamics 365 "Tenerife," when it arrives in 2018, to offer both a SaaS option and an on-prem roadmap that carries on from NAV.
Naming of the Tenerife release is still undecided, according to Dynamics 365 R&D general manager Marko Perisic, who donned a cowboy hat as he led a roadmap session on NAV/Tenerife for about 1,000 attendees on Wednesday.
The NAV/Tenerife product roadmap now calls for Dynamics NAV 2018 in fall 2017, with a December 1 general availability date expected; then NAV 2018 R2 in Spring 2018 alongside the initial Tenerife launch. Beyond NAV 2017 R2, Dynamics NAV will adopt a new name under the Dynamics 365 brand, but the software continued updates to the same product, said Perisic.
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