Microsoft Dynamics 365 Forced Upgrade in January 2019

January 5th, 2019 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft CRM users wigh cloud and/or browser-based access to Dynamics must upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics365 / CRM Version9 (V9) by January 31, 2019 or may face potential security and work-impacting issues.

If you did not self-schedule this update by last August, Microsoft will force an upgrade for anyone on Microsoft Dynamics Version 8.2 or earlier.

As of February 1, 2019, Microsoft will no longer support any of their customers that did not complete the upgrade to the newest version.

The size, cost, and scope of upgrading your Microsoft Dynamics environment to the supported version depends on the complexity of the customizations. Microsoft does not require third-party add-ons to continue to support the add-on in the future, meaning third-party apps in your account may not be compatible with the January 2019 upgrade.

Custom development that was applied to your Microsoft Dynamics instance should be checked for compatibility with the upgrade in a separate environment. Some and maybe all of your customizations may have to be re-implemented in your environment to comply with the upgrade. Time to analyse develop, test, deploy etc is running out.

On-premise Microsoft 365 users are not currently up against a deadline for upgradeā€“but it is certainly a possibility in the future.
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