Compatibility Update with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

A couple of big Microsoft products shipped recently, so time for an NAV compatibility update.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

We are proud to announce that both Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1 Update 2 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 are compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2!

We will be updating our Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 Requirements List on MSDN shortly.

Business Notification is not compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, and will not be supported. For instructions on how to install Business Notification with SQL Server 2008 see this blog post. For more information please look at the Statement of Direction for Microsoft Dynamics NAV available on PartnerSource for Microsoft Dynamics.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

You can use Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for .NET integration scenarios with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, including consuming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Web Services.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is not compatible and not supported for editing Reports for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 RoleTailored Client. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 uses the Microsoft RDLC 2005 format for reports which is not compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. See our earlier blog post on this topic for more details.


Michael Svanholm Thomsen, Group Program Manager, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server and Tools 

Comments (2)

  1. Marius Funariu says:

    Do you know wenn Microssoft Office 2010 will be compatible with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1? Today I don't think they are compatible already. Our customers are asking for that. /Marius

  2. Sander says:


    I think you are refering to out of the box connectivity, I don't see that happening just now (but I'm not MS related so what do I know) BUT I know how to create Office Business Applications (OBA's). This link may give you a start…/office-business-applications-oba-with-office-2010-crm-sharepoint.aspx

    It pulls data from CRM and SharePoint. Didn't test it myself but since NAV is able to let you create web services and an OBA can connect to a web service…the sky is the limit.

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