The Future of Dynamics in the Cloud Highlights Day 2 of Decisions Spring 2010


Look for Microsoft's Azure to continue expanding its "Cloud" offerings. But don't expect Microsoft Dynamics ERP applications-AX, GP, NAV-to immediately become accessible via the Cloud themselves.

That was the message from ERP analyst, consultant, and writer Josh Greenbaum in a keynote address on a busy Day 2 of Decisions Spring 2010 on Thursday.

Azure offers a number of benefits for Dynamics users specifically, said Greenbaum, including as a hosting platform for Dynamics CRM, a deployment platform for new .NET applications, an integration platform, and a platform for new value-added on-demand applications.

"But Microsoft won't place AX, GP, and NAV in Azure...yet," he said. Instead, he predicted that Microsoft will "disconnect parts of GP and AX to be more cloud consumable."


Requires FREE Membership to View

Become a Member Joining gives you free, unlimited access to news, analysis, white papers, case studies, product brochures, and more, and it’s all FREE. You’ll also receive periodic email newsletters with the latest relevant articles and content updates.
About Jason Gumpert

As the editor of, Jason oversees all editorial content on the site and at our events, as well as providing site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

Read full bio...