What version of Dynamics Business Central or NAV am I using?
When you plan to implement enhancements, add extensions, or upgrade to a newer version of your Microsoft Dynamics NAV or 365 Business Central solution, is it important to know which version of the software you are using. The product name for the software is not the same thing as the version number. For example, the product release known as “Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018” has a version number of 11.0.
Further complicating matters is the fact that every version of Dynamics has multiple “builds,” which are cumulative updates. The first three digits of a version represent that version, and then the next five digits represent the build number. For example, if our Dynamics NAV application had a version number of 11.0.19846, we would know that we were using build 19846 of version 11.0.
Information about the version and build can be obtained from the application, but the way to get to this information has changed over the years. Below is a simple guide to find your current version and build.
Dynamics NAV 2009 and earlier (“Classic Client”)*:
1) Click the Help menu.
2) Select the “About Microsoft Dynamics NAV Classic” option.
3) In the window that opens, the product name is presented on the first line in bold. Below that, the software version is displayed, with the version and build number in parentheses.
* The Classic Client interface still exists today as the “Development Client.” If you have access to the Development Client, the above steps can still be used to determine your software’s version and build.
Dynamics NAV 2013 through Dynamics NAV 2018 (“RoleTailored Client”):
1) Click the Application menu (represented as a blue drop-down arrow in the upper left).
2) Navigate to “Help,” then select the “About Microsoft Dynamics NAV” option.
3) In the window that opens, the product name is presented on the first line in bold. The second line displays the software version, while the version with build number is presented on the third line.
Dynamics 365 Business Central:
1) Click the Help menu (represented as a question mark in the upper right).
2) Select the “Help & Support” option.
3) In the window that opens, the version with build number is presented on the first line of the Troubleshooting section. This line also displays the application build, as well as the software version in parentheses.