Microsoft announce that Dynamics 365 for Talent is now in Technical Preview. Find the announcement here: http://bit.ly/2sjccm9 with an overview of the features and an introductory video where the last line sums up the proposition of this new product: “To find the right people, keep them engaged, productive, and working for you, all you need is Talent.” According to the original announcement in May (http://bit.ly/2r9Bsa7) look out for this product in July 2017.
There’s an updated (May 2017) Dynamics 365 Enterprise Licensing Guide with two main changes. Firstly, the inclusion of the new Operations Activity USL for those users who are heavy users of Operations but don’t need the use rights of a full user. It’s introduced on page 12 and you can see what rights this USL gives in the tables on page 35 onwards. The other change is the removal of tiered pricing for the Team Members USL with page 24 confirming that it’s now just available for Plan 1 USLs.
Get the guide at the usual place: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.
Dynamics 365 for Financials Pricing and Licensing Guide from Microsoft – useful for seeing the relevant use rights for users licensed with the Team Members and Full USLs. Find it in the Dynamics section of our Licensing Guides emporium: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.
Microsoft makes Dynamics 365 available in UK data centres – find the full announcement here: http://bit.ly/2qI1VyO.
Microsoft announce the Microsoft Relationship Sales solution. This links Dynamics 365 Sales with the LinkedIn Sales Navigator so that you can see LinkedIn information on Dynamics leads, contacts and accounts. It will be available from July 2017 and will cost $135 per user per month. Find the announcement here: http://bit.ly/2pSfaLS.
There’s a useful “Microsoft Dynamics 365 Existing Customer License Transition Guide” released from Microsoft with information on: options for customers now that CRM Online SKUs are no longer available, how and when you can upgrade to Dynamics 365 with existing CRM Online licences and what use rights you get in a mixed deployment, who’s eligible for the special transition SKUs for how long, and when Add-on and From SA User SLs are the right thing. It’s here with the rest of the excellent Dynamics 365 Licensing Guides: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.
The Dynamics 365 (On-premises) Licensing Guide is available.
It’s got useful information on the new offerings available, as well as upgrade and downgrade paths, and how you can transition to the cloud. As usual, find this guide at http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 was released on 1 November 2016. It’s a single online service replacing CRM Online and AX Online and it’s all change for the licensing.
There are two editions: Business and Enterprise, and you can find excellent Microsoft Licensing Guides giving the low-down on all the new licence types here: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.