Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional

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Microsoft announced that – effective November 1st, 2018 – Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional will be available.

There are two options for customers with existing licenses:

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales customers can purchase Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional Add-On Licenses.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Teams customers can purchase Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional Step-Up Licenses.

Microsoft Power Apps Plan 2 Step-up from Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Team Members Licenses available

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Microsoft announced that – effective November 1st, 2018 – Microsoft Power Apps Plan 2 Step-up from Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Team Members Licenses are available.

Impacted Programs:

  • Enterprise Agreement (EA)
  • Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS)
  • Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA)
  • Campus (Enrollment for Education Solutions)
  • School
  • Worldwide Government Partner

Microsoft Dynamics 365 New Applications in October 2018 Release

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Microsoft announced new Artificial Intelligence (AI) and mixed reality business applications for Dynamics 365. The Microsoft Dynamics 365 October 2018 Release includes AI applications to help customers with decision making and to enable them to take informed actions. The new AI apps are available for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales, Customer Service and Market Insights.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Layout, mixed reality applications that use Microsoft HoloLens are also available now. Find the announcement and watch some videos of these new products in action here: https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2018/09/18/announcing-new-ai-and-mixed-reality-business-applications-for-microsoft-dynamics/.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing – Regions and Pricing

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Microsoft announced that Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing is now available in an additional 33 languages and is also geographically available in all current Dynamics 365 markets.

In addition, the pricing has changed so that organizations no longer have to count all the contact records in their Dynamics 365 database from a licensing perspective. Now, it’s sufficient to count just the contacts that will be engaged with via a marketing activity such as emails, events and surveys. For most organizations, this will reduce the licensing costs.

For further information about Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing Regions and Pricing, please visit: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/10/01/new-languages-regions-and-pricing-for-dynamics-365-for-marketing/

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional available

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional is a User Subscription License for Dynamics 365 for Sales users who need to focus on sales execution activities such as lead and opportunity management, and managing products, price lists, quotes, and orders. The existing Enterprise User Subscription License is still available and adds additional functionality such as Social Engagement and Gamification. For further information about Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Professional  and a comparison of the plans, please visit: https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/sales/

Microsoft Dynamics Marketing retiring

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Microsoft Dynamics Marketing is scheduled to be retired on May 15, 2018. After that date, the service will not be available. Please plan accordingly. Microsoft has already introduced the successor of Microsoft Dynamics Marketing: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing, which is available in preview.

For further information about the retirement of Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, please visit
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt815204%28v=mdm.19%29.aspx

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing available

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing is the successor of Microsoft Dynamics Marketing. Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing combines the following features in one app:

  • Multi-channel campaigns
  • Lead management
  • Sales and marketing alignment
  • Marketing analytics
  • Event Management.

To find out more about Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/marketing-preview

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement replaces Microsoft CRM Online

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement is replacing the Microsoft CRM Online Suite with more transition options.  The existing Microsoft CRM Online Stock Keeping Units (SKU) will be removed from the price list and replaced with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 SKUs.  However, customers with an existing agreement can continue to execute transactions on the Microsoft CRM Online SKU until the end of their agreement term.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 releases

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The following Microsoft Dynamics 365 Product Families will be released in July 2017:

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Relationship Sales is a new offer for combined LinkedIn / Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales solution. For further information, please click here.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Microsoft Operations Suite per Device is an expansion for devices in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Suite.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail is a new offer for individual components of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Suite. For further information, please click here.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent is a new offer for individual components of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Suite. For further information, please click here.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 name changes

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Effective July 1, 2017, the following Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise edition offerings are being renamed:

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations becomes Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Operations Plan.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Plan 1 becomes Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Plan.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Plan 2 becomes Microsoft Dynamics 365 Plan.