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How Business Central Modern Client Reverse Compatibility With NAV Can Help You Improve Your Work.

Introduction:

Today, I was playing around with Business Central Modern Client (Windows App).
Out of curiosity I was trying to login to one of my NAV 2017 through SSO.

Pre-requisites:

Microsoft Dynamics NAV with SSO configured
Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Demonstration:

1. Business Central App - Main Page:

Business Central Modern Client - Main Page
Clicking on locally hosted service and putting in the credentials configured for NAV 2017 SSO, we get.
Business Central trying to Log In into NAV
Still skeptical when Business Central login into NAV.

2. Business Central App - Reverse compatible with NAV 2017:

NAV in Business Central Modern App

Well well well...
Look whose here.
NAV disguised as  Dynamics 365 for Financials.

I think we all agree that Business Central Modern Client is a WebApp version of Busines Central Online. Basically just like browser in an App.
The difference is that it can connect to NAV as it is just like a browser.

3. Does Business Central Modern Client follow DynamicsNAV protocol?:
Well, it simply does not.
It would be amazing  if it did, as it would mean that we could deal with running tables directly rather than changing the data in it using configuration package.

Conclusion:

I was surprised to see this for a couple of reasons one of which majorly included the difference in system architecture for NAV and Business Central and difference in Database after the upgrades.
It is really nice to see Business Central Modern App compatible with NAV and it kinda restores my faith that no matter whatever happens, Business Central is still NAV which most of the users will agree that they are still comfortable with.

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