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Introduction Program Overview Supported Products Versions Types of Solutions Retesting More InformationTesting ProcessDocumentation RequirementsFirst-Time Software Test Requirements Software Retest RequirementsISV Software Solution Requirements and Recommendations .Development Requirements and Recommendations 1.1 The ISV solution with managed code must be compiled with the .NET Framework 2.0 or later and must pass the required FxCop tests1.2 Managed assemblies must be strongly named1.3 New application objects must use their assigned number range1.4 The ISV solution must follow standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV version conventions and provide code comments for changed Microsoft Dynamics NAV objects1.5 Code that calls Web services must access Microsoft Dynamics NAV under the user account of the end user1.6 Pages and codeunits that are designed to be exposed as Web services must not generate any UI that would cause an exception in the calling code1.7 Automation objects that run on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server must not generate any UI1.8 ActiveX controls should be digitally signed1.9 The ISV solution should make its version information available. User Assistance and Product Documentation Requirements and Recommendations2.1 An ISV solution must include Help that is targeted to the solution user2.2 The ISV must provide an installation and configuration guide2.3 ISV solution Help should follow the style guidelines that are described in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help Guide.User Experience Requirements 3.1 The ISV solution must comply with core Windows and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 user experience guidelines3.2 The ISV solution that restricts the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics NAV must document the restrictionTranslation and Localization Requirement 4.1 The ISV solution must separate strings from source codeTechnology Configuration and Platform Requirement 5.1 The ISV solution must support the infrastructure that Microsoft Dynamics NAV supportsInstallation and Setup Requirements and Recommendations 6.1 The ISV solution installation procedure must be compatible with Microsoft Dynamics NAV6.2 The ISV solution must correctly register DLLs and COM components. 6.3 The ISV solution must correctly deploy COM components to Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server and to client machines.6.4 After the ISV solution is installed, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV database must compile without errors.6.5 The ISV must document the required versions and service packs of all dependent software programs, including Microsoft Dynamics NAV.6.6 The ISV must document the Microsoft Dynamics NAV license that is required for their application installation. 6.7 The ISV must document the uninstallation procedures. 6.8 The ISV solution must include installable demonstration data. 6.9 Microsoft Dynamics NAV must start without errors after the ISV solution is installed. 6.10 The ISV solution should use the Rapid Implementation Methodology (RIM) to increase setup speed. Backup and Restore Requirement 7.1 The ISV must include procedures to back up and restore the ISV solution and data if the standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV backup process is insufficient.Extensibility and Customization Recommendation 8.1 ISVs should document their application extensibility and customization strategy.Upgrade and Maintenance Requirements 9.1 The ISV must provide database upgrade scripts.9.2 The ISV must use file versioning for DLLs and COM components.Best Practice Guidelines Design and Development Best Practices 1.1 The ISV should follow Microsoft Dynamics NAV architectural guidelines.1.2 The ISV solution should follow reporting guidelines.1.3 The ISV solution should follow best practices for Web services. 1.4 The ISV solution should not produce best practice tool errors.User Experience Best Practices2.1 The ISV solution should follow additional Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 user experience guidelines.Trustworthy Computing Best Practices 2.1 ISV development staff should complete security and Security Development Lifecycle training. 2.2 The ISV solution should not bypass the standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV security model Appendix A: User Experience Requirements Appendix B: Microsoft Dynamics NAV Consistency Verification Test Appendix C: Standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV Version Conventions Standard Object Version Convention Standard Object With Local Functionality Modifications Version Convention Local Functionality Object Version Convention ISV Object Version Convention
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