Program and Project Management | Application and Environment


PPM79 - Don't Box Me In: Upgrade Alternatives

Wednesday, October 11
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Ryman Studio HI

Format: Presentation
Level: Intermediate
CPE: 1
Version: Any

This session will provide a first-hand look at how to execute a successful Dynamics NAV upgrade when dealing with myriad obstacles, such as an exceptionally large database, complex infrastructure, and obsolete customizations. We will share creative options for addressing these scenarios, and discuss data and custom migrations. You'll also hear about the differences between a full upgrade and a technical one, how to upgrade in steps, what these options involve, and why you may want to consider a "non-standard" approach.

Learning Objectives:

Jon Long

Tech Lead/Lead Link

Jon has an established track record of success in transitioning complex client ERP systems from old to new technology. With a background in manufacturing and distribution as a business owner, Jon was naturally inclined to learn – and subsequently become an expert in – business software development using the latest languages. Since 2002 Jon has focused specifically on NAV and earned many certifications and from the start, learned from some of the best NAV experts in the industry.

Jon has played an integral role in hundreds of upgrades and implementations of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and presently, as Technical Coordinator for as many as 15 active upgrade projects at a time. He also fills the role of Lead Link for ArcherPoint Upgrades/Partners Services/ International. He enjoys vetting new processes, imagining creative solutions, and continually perfecting and automating existing repeatable tasks. His knowledge of migrations, object merging, coordinating complex merge plans, and developing alternate migration processes supports the full life cycle of the entire upgrade process that helps result in successful Go-Lives.

When not immersed in upgrades, Jon enjoys sharing his knowledge through his blog. His knowledge has helped many in the NAV community navigate through complex and challenging paths from Classic to RTC with respect to Personalizations / Profile Configurations, Role Center setup in the latest RTC architecture’s User Interface, and so much more.

Jon was once a professional skateboarder, and travelled with a team doing exhibitions and competitions.  He has also owned his own bread company.  A talented trumpet and Electronic Wind Instrument player, Jon enjoys playing weekly with various small Jazz combo's in local Colorado clubs.


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Aydan Golaszewski

Lead ERP Analyst
Jason Pharmaceuticals/Medifast Inc.


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