The SQL Server option for Navision is released with 2.50 in 1999.
Initially Navision stated that the release of a SQL version was delayed to wait for SQL 7.0 since there were issues running on SQL 6.5.
But the version released for SQL Server 6.5 was very unstable, and causes many to get a very bad taste for Navision on SQL Server.
Customers on Navision 2.50 and SQL had serious consistency issues, and were advised to move to version 2.60 ASAP.
Version 2.50 also included the first webshop for Navision. Watch the video here or on YouTube:
Soon after Navision Financials 2.50 was released, the first version of new Navision Manufacturing was released. This was the first "official" manufacturing package available for Navision. It got updated and improved for version 2.60, but merged into the main product in version 3.0.