As of October 1, 2019, Microsoft has launched Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release wave 2. It has new features for on-premises partners and customers, Modern Support Lifecycle Policy changes, and changes to the availability of previous versions of registration keys.
Beginning with the October 2019 release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, on-premises will follow the Modern Support Lifecycle Policy, offering continuous support with a minimum of 12 months’ notification prior to ending support. The Modern Policy offers continuous support and servicing, including bug fixes, new features, and applicable regulatory compliance updates. Customers can stay current by maintaining the Enhancement Plan and deploying updates as noted in the servicing policy.
For older releases of Business Central prior to October 2019, on-premises will continue to follow their existing Lifecycle timelines under the Fixed Policy. You can find those dates here.
In addition to changes in the Modern Support Lifecycle Policy, there are changes to the available versions of registration keys for customers.
- For new customers, you need to purchase version 15. If your customer requires version 14, select version 14 registration keys for them in PartnerSource Business Center (PSBC). Version 13 will not be available for your customer.
- For customers who either purchased version 13 or transitioned to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central when version 13 was the current shipping version, you will still have access to version 13 registration keys in PSBC.
- For existing customers who need additional seats on version 13, you will purchase new seats on version 15 and select version 13 registration keys in PSBC.
- For existing customers who need additional seats on version 14, you will purchase new seats on version 15 and select version 14 registration keys for the customer in PSBC.
Important: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Version 14 will be available to access until October 2020. After this date, version 15 will be the only available operating version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
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Price change for Dynamics NAV Subscription
As a follow-up on the communication sent on December 11, 2018, starting today, Dynamics NAV Subscription (all shipping versions—the current version is NAV 2018; NAV 2016 is for India only) user prices will increase to align with Dynamics 365 Business Central Subscription user prices. Existing customers may continue to renew Dynamics NAV Subscription, but the renewals will be based on Dynamics 365 Business Central Subscription pricing.
To review the detailed communication, click here.