Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018, documents updated on Microsoft Docs

The documentation relating to the upgrade to NAV 2018 has been updated on Microsoft Docs, here is what you find on the new “Dynamics NAV 2018 Upgrade” home page.

upgrade to NAV 2018

This topic provides an overview of how to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018. The upgrade process depends on different factors, such as the version of Dynamics NAV that you are upgrading from, and the degree to which your solution differs from the standard version of Dynamics NAV. The mains tasks range from converting the database to upgrading application code and data.

Use the following table to determine the procedures that you must complete for your upgrade scenario.

Scenario Procedures
Full upgrade from one of the following versions:

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

1. Upgrading the Application Code

2. Upgrading the Data

Upgrading the application code

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-nav/upgrading-the-application-code

Upgrading the data

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-nav/upgrading-the-data

Full upgrade from one of the following versions:

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0

1. Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.
For more information, see Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 in the MSDN Library.Alternatively, you can upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 or Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 as described on the Dynamics NAV Team Blog.2. Upgrading the Application Code

3. Upgrading the Data

After the upgrade, links between interaction records and logged email messages is lost. To resolve this issue, the administrator has to log all mails again to restore the links. For more information, see Logging Interaction Links are Lost When You Upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2.

Technical upgrade of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 databaseto a new platform version with no application changes, such as with a cumulative update · Converting a Database

You can also use this procedure to convert a previous Dynamics NAV database to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 technical requirements, and then upgrade the application and data later.

Before you begin the upgrade process, see Upgrade Considerations for tips about things to consider when you prepare to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.

Automating the Upgrade Process using Sample Windows PowerShell Scripts

You can use PowerShell scripts to help you upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018. You can use automation to upgrade a single Dynamics NAV database as well as multiple Dynamics NAV databases that use the same application. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 provides sample scripts that you can adapt for your deployment architecture. For more information, see Automating the Upgrade Process using Sample Windows PowerShell Scripts.

Best Sources

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-nav/upgrading-to-microsoft-dynamics-nav

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-nav/upgrade-considerations

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-nav/automating-the-upgrade-process-using-sample-windows-powershell-scripts

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/dynamics-nav/overview?view=dynamicsnav-ps-2018

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