The talks are still rumours, but there are now so many that it’s worth mention here also. According to Paul Baxter’s posting on this website then this what’s it’s about:
It is the replacement from Great Plains, Navision and Axapta and is due to be released as beta in Q4 2004, So that means it will be ready by Q3 2005 and usable in green V3.01 in Q2 2008!!! It will be based on .NET and is also know as the business framework. It will operate on SQL only so no native database or other database engines. The actual Navision replacement will be written in C# on top of the business framework. All this is based on rumour as is wholy intended to pass disinformation, but can any body prove me wrong.
It’s a very interesting topic that most likely will influence all our members and users, because the real question about where are we going will be answered with this project. Supposingly then this project was one of the real reason’s for why Microsoft paid so much for Navision A/S, since this is simply a old Navision project in new colors. If rumours are true then already next year we should be ready to see this product in the first beta. Personally I think we will learn much more about this in the next few months or at least before the end of this year.