Updated Microsoft Timelines for Dynamics 365 Product & Licensing Changes

Microsoft has revised its timelines for a series of Dynamics 365 product and licensing changes in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

These are designed to give customers more time to prepare for upcoming licence transitions and technical enforcement. 

The announcements include:

Dynamics 365 Team Member Licences

Existing customers who acquired the Team Members licence prior to October 2018 have been granted an additional extension. These subscriptions can now be renewed through to 31st December 2020. 

From 1st January 2021, all renewing agreements will need to transition to the new Team Member licence.

Technical enforcement for Team Members licences purchased or transitioned after 1st October 2018 will come into effect on 31st January 2021...READ MORE

Legacy Web Client 

The deadline to make the transition from the legacy web client to the Unified Interface has been extended by a further two months until 1st December 2020...READ MORE 

Storage & Production / Non-Production Licensing

Continue to renew existing Dynamics 365 storage and production / sandbox instance use rights through to 31st December 2020 (extended from 30th June). 

Dynamics 365 Portals

Existing customers can continue to renew with current Dynamics portal use rights through to 31st December 2020 (extended from 30th June).

Storage & Production / Non-Production Licensing

Continue to renew existing storage and production / sandbox instance use rights through to 31st December 2020 (extended from 30th June). 

2020 Release Wave 1

The latest release wave for Dynamics 365 is generally available from April but Microsoft has pushed out the automatic enablement of some new features and changes until May. This will provide administrators with additional time to test and validate these before they are automatically deployed to production environments...READ MORE