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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Microsoft Dynamics 365

We have been reading the news for a while, and the term "Dynamics 365" has been intensively trending among Microsoft customer and partner networks. So much news has come out of Microsoft World Partner Conference #WPC2016 in Toronto specifically about the future of the Dynamics line of business software, the wall street journal published previously this month; July the 6th, that "Microsoft Corp. plans to update its business software line called Dynamics on Wednesday, weaving together the web-based versions of programs that manage a variety of corporate operations to better compete in markets where it trails giants like SAP SE and Oracle Corp". 
In fact, Dynamics 365 will offer an embedded experience within office 365 in order to manage the various business operations such as; finance, sales, marketing, field service...etc. For instance, you will be able to create customers, vendors, quotes and even invoices without leaving outlook. 
Microsoft WPC 2016

In this essence, Dynamics 365 will unify the ERP and CRM cloud services offered by Microsoft along with Office 365, Power BI and Power Apps ...etc. under a single Microsoft AppSource. This includes; but no limited to, AX 7 (the online version of Dynamics AX, "Ranier"), CRM online, Project Madeira, Office 365, Power Apps. Therefore, Dynamics GP, NAV and SL will not be part of Dynamics 365 nor will be replaced by it. In fact, the roadmap presented by Microsoft at WPC shows the new versions of GP, NAV and SL along with the new great addition, Dynamics 365.
Microsoft WPC 2016
Furthermore, additional details were presented as related to Dynamics 365 roadmap, which are illustrated below:
  1.  April 2016  | Project Madeira public preview launches in US
  2. July 2016 | Project Madeira public preview launches in Canada
  3. Q4 CY16 | Microsoft Dynamics 365 for financials available in US and Canada
  4. CY17 | Microsoft Dynamics 365 for sales, Business edition available
  5. CY17 | Microsoft Dynamics 365 for marketing, Business edition available
  6. CY17 | Microsoft Dynamics 365 financials available in 4 additional countries
  7. CY17 | Microsoft Dynamics 365 for business plan available

  1. >> Reference: Microsoft WPC 2016 
I am not going to dig into furter licensing details, but will consider the above part as sufficient details in order to briefly shed a light on the future of Dynamics family as related tothe new offering, and that; most important of all, Dynamics GP, NAV and SL; which are not part of this offerings, will continue to flourish and introduce greater new versions. 

Best Regards,
Mahmoud M. AlSaadi

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the short analysis of the new dynamics erp and crm unification which is called Dynamics 365, I think it's interesting solution and worth trying :)