Microsoft has announced some important changes for Dynamics. Please find below the most important changes apply to Dynamics NAV and Business Central on-premise as of October 01, 2018.
For new customers from the 1st of October 2018
NAV 2018 is only available to new customers until December 31, 2018;
Business Central in the cloud can only be purchased via CSP (Dual Use Rights allowed);
Business Central as on-premise is available through DPL as a purchase license (Partnersource) or a Business Central Subscription (also via PartnerSource);
For new customers NAV 2018 from 1st October 2018 there are limited upgrade rights (license side);
Business Central Subscription pricing available now;
NAV 2018 New customer licenses can still be purchased until 31 December 2018 under the existing Concurrent User model (and Starter / Extended Pack);
Business Central on-premise can NOT downgrade to NAV2018 or earlier.
For new customers from the 1st of January 2019
NAV2018 or older is NOT available for new customers from January 01, 2019 onwards.
For existing customers from the 1st of October 2018
NAV2009 or older can NOT upgrade to NAV2018 on-premise as of January 01, 2019 (Business Central only);
Business Central on-premise Licenses acquired through DPL are now only available as NAMED users;
NAV existing customers with an active enhancement plan can continue to buy concurrent users or continue to extend the license under existing conditions;
SQL Runtime licenses are only available in the price list up to NAV2018;
NAV2018 existing customers with an active enhancement plan who have acquired an SQL Runtime license will continue to have the SQL license available in Business Central on-premise - however, no additional can be purchased.