What does dual use rights mean?
Dynamics 365 Business Central offers dual use rights, when you purchase via CSP and have an active subscription. Dual right use is an acquired right that allows the licensing of Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS by CSP to carry out an onpremise / online / hybrid deployment; this means that the users licensed with these subscriptions would have the equivalent use rights to use the on-premise functionality. If you purchase the Business Central SKUs (not the transition SKU or the Add-On SKU), you can get a client up and running on either the BC SaaS offering or download the software and license details from CustomerSource to then install the intended deployment on-premise.
What is the difference between NAV 2018 On-Premise and Business Central On-Premise on prices and functionality?
They have the same functionality but distributed differently, i.e. the Starter Pack in NAV 2018 has less functionality than the Essentials SKU in BC On-Premise and SaaS. The Premium SKU only has Service Management and Manufacturing in it therefore the vast majority of functionality in BC is mapped to Essentials. This is the reason why if a customer has the Extended pack in pre-BC versions they cannot automatically transition over to BC.
Architecture and use of licenses
The architecture consists of the deployment of the on-premise, online or hybrid product, and the use will be the same regardless of how it is deployed.
When does Microsoft quit updates for NAV 2018?
If you already purchased NAV 2018, you are allowed to get all the updates whilst NAV 2018 remains under Mainstream Support. For exact information, please refer to the Lifecycle site: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/hub/4095338/microsoft-lifecycle-policy
Upgrade to NAV2018 and later to BC on prem
At the moment, when a license is transitioned to NAV2018, the license gets a new ''first registration date'' and with that all users become ''Limited Upgrade users'' who have a transition ratio of 1:1, when transitioning to BC on prem.
Update: Microsoft confirmed that from now on within a transition, customers keep their 1:2 change rights for users when later moving to BC.
Will there be a limitation to extend NAV2009 or older licenses in the future?
There is no information on discontinuation of NAV2009. It will stay possible to order users or modules for existing NAV2009 licenses until further notices from Microsoft.
For more info on licensing, please contact Login Systems consultants.