New to Dynamics NAV? Resources for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) Training
You’ve chosen a noble profession. As a Dynamics NAV developer, you will have the opportunity to enrich lives and businesses, and make a user’s work day more efficient and less stressful.
When I began my NAV career, there were very little resources available to learn NAV, which was then called Navision. I had a four-day course from a trainer, and jumped in. It was sort of like learning to swim by being thrown into the deep-end of the pool!
Finding Dynamics NAV Training and Resources
During the time I was learning NAV, I made many calls to ArcherPoint for help. Your VAR is your best friend when it comes to learning any part of NAV, including development. Involve them in your learning, and you’ll have questions answered that you’d never know to ask.
Mibuso.com is another great resource, with an online forum that is available to you just for signing up as a member, as well as downloadable code. You can learn a lot by searching the forums. I’d encourage you, as a new NAV developer, to sign up and review the site often. It’s rich with expert advice – and it’s free.
With a membership to the NAVUG user group, you have several training options, and events you can attend. They also have a free forum onsite, with excellent community participation. Likewise, the Dynamics User Group, which covers the entire Microsoft Dynamics family, has many online resources, including a forum and blogs.
CustomerSource is another resource filled with NAV application and development training and documentation. Talk to your CustomerSource administrator or VAR to get a login to the site and gain access to the information there.
But if there’s one thing I wish had been available to me as I newbie NAV developer, it’s a book by Matt Traxinger, a Microsoft NAV MVP and my associate at ArcherPoint, titled “Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook”. Matt has put together a sort of “how to” collection of code samples for just about anything you could need in NAV. I’d encourage you to get this book, which is available not only in hardcopy, but downloadable for your Kindle as well.
There are other great books available as well, including some related to the application itself rather than development. Do a quick search online and you’ll find a wealth of information is now available to you.
And this by no means is an all-inclusive list of resources. Search online, get involved in the user community, and talk to your VAR. Whether you’re a visual learner, need a classroom setting, or prefer to read, there’s something available to you.