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Microsoft confirms: Dynamics GP 2016 R2 ships December 1, roadmap extends to 2018

by Jason Gumpert
Editor, MSDynamicsWorld.com

Microsoft Dynamics GP Roadmap 2016

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 will ship on December 1, the product team has confirmed. And GP will be moving to an annual release cadence, slowing down from the current semi-annual cadence they had been more or less keeping to since 2014.

In an new blog post, product manager Pam Misialek alerted the GP community that the roadmap plans mean that product development continues for GP and that features in the next release "predominantly come from the community." The post also includes a link to download a brief slide deck showing the latest roadmap and GP 2016 and 2016 R2 features.

Based on the updated roadmap guidance, GP 2018 is expected in late 2017, and GP "Next" is now targeted for calendar year 2018.

The official decision to assign the name GP 2018 to the next release appears to have been made in the time between reIMAGINE 2016 in September, when the roadmap showed only "ongoing development" and GPUG Summit 2016 in October.

Summit and reIMAGINE were also a chance for Microsoft to begin briefing users and professionals on updates coming in GP 2016 R2, which include improvements to the web client's use of Power BI, SmartLists, and a range of other specific updates and enhancements. There is also a GP 2016 R2 feature of the day series ongoing. The most recent was for the credit limit warning calculation for unposted credit documents

About Jason Gumpert

As the editor of MSDynamicsWorld.com, 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 jgumpert@msdynamicsworld.com.

Prior to co-founding MSDynamicsWorld.com, 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.

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