Dynamics 365 Business and Enterprise Plans

October 17, 2016

Dynamics 365, the new cloud offering subscription from Microsoft, will be available to purchase on November 1st 2016 and will be divided into 2 plans. The plans sits upon a common application platform which includes PowerApps, Power BI Embedded and Flow. The application platform itself is built upon Microsoft’s Azure platform and also includes a powerful common data model which can be utilized all apps sitting above it. Besides the Dynamics 365 Business Plans, the application platform also support Office 365, Azure IoT, Cortana Intelligence and of course Business Applications built by Partners and ISVs. Microsoft AppSource will be the main distribution platform for all the Microsoft apps mentioned in this article together with other apps built by Partners and ISVs.

The following, is a high-level description of the 2 plans.

Dynamics 365 Enterprise Plan 1 (business edition) includes:

Dynamics 365 plan 2 (enterprise edition) includes:

As a result of the architecture described at the start of this article, Dynamics 365 intrinsically:

Since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn, this will somehow also be part of the Dynamics 365 platform and the data there part of the common data model. Imagine a world where Cortana on your phone gives you information about the project experience of an employee stored in your AX HRM module from LinkedIn on your way into a meeting with another department in your enterprise!

Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and Dynamics CRM can of course continue to be implemented on premise but the above will be the direction for the Microsoft Cloud Products. The official announcement from Microsoft about AX7 on-premise is still pending and even if announced one has to see if it will be based on the Windows Azure Stack or not. If it will be based on the Windows Azure stack one has to keep in mind that this has been delayed till at least mid-2017 so this will influence the availability of AX in the private cloud.