The first On-Premises release for Dynamics 365 (formally known as Dynamics CRM) is available for download at the link below. However this is known as the December 2016 Update for Dynamics 365, so effectively updating your current installation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016. Therefore, there is a prerequisite that the update must be installed on a system already running Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016.
Files available for download are shown below. Note: These are still prefixed with CRM 2016.
If you need to know what features were introduced with this update, then take a look at the list posted at the link below.
The Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit has been released. This current version supports Visual Studio 2012, 2013 & 2015.
The Developer Toolkit is a set of Microsoft Visual Studio Integration tools, focused on accelerating the development of custom code for Microsoft Dynamics 365(CRM)
Using the toolkit, you can create, develop and deploy CRM plug-ins, custom workflow assemblies and web resources without leaving the Visual Studio environment.
On 11th Oct 2016 live form Tampa, Florida, Microsoft announced Dynamics 365 publically for the first time. Dynamics 365 was shown in action during a keynote delivered by Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie. Scott shared the Microsoft strategy for digital transformation as he unveiled Dynamics 365, the next generation of intelligent business applications.
Also during this launch came the release date announcement of 1st November 2016 for Dynamics 365, firstly for Online.
Here is a quick illustration snapshot summary from the global launch in case you missed it …
Hope you enjoy the quick snapshot?
Themes with Dynamics CRM were introduced with CRM Online 2015 Update 1 and CRM 2016 (on-premises). Themes were a great addition to CRM and help ‘theme’ your system to suit your business.
Themes allow you to add a logo to the top of your Dynamics CRM system. I recently did a blog post on how to add a theme to your CRM system, you can see the details at the below link:
Addition to this blog post, the Microsoft recommended Logo size when adding the image as a Web Resource is:
400x50px (Width x Height)
I also personally recommend using a .PNG file format as the image type.
For more details about the other settings on the Theme page within CRM, head over to the link below:
11th Oct 2016
Today live form Tampa, Florida, Microsoft announced Dynamics 365 publically for the first time. Dynamics 365 was shown in action during a keynote delivered by Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie. Scott shared the Microsoft strategy for digital transformation as he unveiled Dynamics 365, the next generation of intelligent business applications.
Dynamics 365 will be made available 1st November 2016.
The time has come for CRM to be rebranded for the very first time to make way for the launch of Dynamics 365.
Therefore, lets take a look back on the history of CRM:
- Microsoft CRM 1.0, released Jan 2003
- Microsoft CRM 1.2, released Dec 8 2003
- Microsoft CRM 3.0, released Dec 5 2005
- Microsoft CRM 4.0, released Dec 2007
- Microsoft CRM 2011, released Feb 2011
- Microsoft CRM 2013 Online, released Oct 2013
- Microsoft CRM 2013, released Nov 2013
- Microsoft CRM 2015, released Nov 30 2014
- Microsoft CRM 2016, released Nov 30 2015
- And then … Dynamics 365, launched 11th Oct 2016
Join Microsoft online on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7) and be among the first to see the next generation of business applications—helping your organization to grow, adapt, and evolve.
On Tuesday, October 11 you will see Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie share the Microsoft strategy for digital transformation as he unveils Dynamics 365, the next generation of intelligent business applications. You’ll get an in-depth look at:
- How Dynamics 365 applications unify CRM and ERP capabilities into purpose-built applications that work seamlessly together
- How to better engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations, and reinvent products and business models
- How organizations are meeting the changing needs of customers and capturing new business opportunities
Don’t miss this session!