There is a new only-19-page Statement of Direction published by Microsoft for Dynamics NAV '7'. This document exists (as Paul White states in the movie that is part of the download) for sharing with the customers .. and has been designed to make it readable as well .. . That's a big difference with the previous one .. which included much more details, but wasn't that "readable" (others call it "marketing-fluff").
I already blogged the first version of it, so see it as an update - or may be better: read that post if you want more details of some points ;°).
First of all, it states the release date, being: September/October of 2012.
What can we look out for in that version:
I have the feeling that the previous SOD was a lot more into detail .. and a lot is not described in this one. It's not me doing a crappy summary (or may be it's exactly that ;°) ), there just isn't so much "real" information.
The Roadmap is an important part of a SOD. Here he is:
It's remarkable they want to deliver a major upgrade each year. Already in 2013, we can expect NAV '8', with new business functionality, better deployment on both on premise and cloud, ... and more. I really wonder what happened to the roadmap that went until 2017 .. . Let's just say, they're doing a lot more in a shorter time ;°).
The SOD ends with a big fat disclaimer .. of course. You don't want to pinpoint yourself on something that is not released yet. Everything is subject to change, and you should read this post like that as well.. .
The SOD can be download here. I strongly suggest you do so!