Dynamics NAV Server granule – Where did it go?

I got quite a pleasent surprise today while I was placing an order with Microsoft for a new Dynamics NAV (Navision) customer. While I was clicking through the granules, I was looking for the dreaded granule 9100 – Dynamics NAV Server to add to the price list  and this is the screen that I spent 15 minutes on:

Notice anything different? That’s right, granule 9100 is no longer there!! I originally thought it was a mistake and clicked back and forth, deleted and re-created the order just to get the granule to pop up. Sensing something good was going on here, I went ahead and processed the order just to see what the license would look like. If it was missing due to a mistake, I can always just write a sales support to the ordering desk and have them add it for me.

For those of you who don’t know, granule 9100 is a granule that you much purchase to have the privilege to use the Role Tailor Client or RTC. Here’s a blog article that mentions it:
http://dynamicsuser.net/blogs/mark_brummel/archive/2009/11/18/granule-9100-dynamics-nav-server.aspx

After the order was processed, I did a quick search on Partnersource and couldn’t find any mentino of granule 9100 being removed. So I went directly to the Price Sheet Explanation document and this is what I found:

Happiness! The granule is, as of December 15th 2010, included in the Foundation pack. Now we don’t have to charge the customer extra just to have RTC capability!

One question remains though is what about the customers that purchased the granule? How does their enhancement play out? Do they get a credit? I’d be a little upset, not because of the amount of the granule, but because I’m being punished to be an early adopter.

  1. I knew this would happen eventually, but didn’t figure it would until the next version shipped and Classic went away. We’re an old customer, still on modular based licensing, so I can see why we would have to pay for it (sort of), but I would agree that customer’s should be due a refund.

  2. I highly doubt Microsoft would refund the customer. If anything, they would give discounts on future purchases.

  3. I think this is preparation for NAV 7 which they will eliminate “Forms”(no froms in NAV 7).

  4. It’s something. They should’ve never charged for this granule in teh first place.

  5. CA Sandeep Singla

    All the customers current on BREP plan can download their NAV 2009 license (with the help of partner) and will find the granule added to their license.

  6. CA Sandeep Singla

    NAV 7 is supposed to have some forms, only for some setup configurations.

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