Most Microsoft product teams involve their top customers and partners the development process via Technology Adoption Programs (TAP). These high touch engagements result in much better product quality and features as well as early (pre-RTM) deployments of new versions.
The Dynamics NAV 2009 TAP has succeeded with 10 live customers in Germany, Denmark, Canada and the US already deployed and using NAV 2009 CTP4! Six of these are using upgraded ISV solutions for distribution, manufacturing, furniture and project management. We also have previous Epicor and Infor customers who have made the switch to NAV 2009 as part of the TAP. All deployments are using the new Role-tailored Client and several are running multiple NAV servers.
The TAP has also made significant quality improvements to NAV 2009 with over 100 fixed bugs and several major design changes. These great accomplishments are the result of over a year’s hard work between the TAP partners, NAV core teams and the TAP PM Team (including my European counterpart, Kipper York). We are already receiving excellent feedback from the Go-Live customers, especially concerning the new client.
For those of you attending Convergence 2008 in Copenhagen on November 18-20, we encourage you to attend the “Meet the Early Adopters” Sessions:
• TAP Partners: 11/19/2008 1:30PM-2:30PM, room B4.2
• TAP Customers: 11/20/2008 9:00AM-10:00AM, room B4.3
We'll have lots of other NAV 2009 content at Convergence. Hope to see you there and to share the excitement!