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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations partners and users begin One Version era

by Jason Gumpert

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations has entered the so-called One Version era, in which  customers will say goodbye to traditional ERP upgrades and apply an ongoing and mandatory series of smaller updates to their systems on a monthly to quarterly basis.

At the D365FO User Group & AX User Group Summit Europe this week, Microsoft made the case for the transition, hoping to convince current Finance and Operations (D365FO ) customers that the new approach will benefit them in the long-run, and that Dynamics AX customers that upgrade will never have to endure another upgrade project in the future.

The transition to One Version comes at a time when D365FO is growing at a "far higher pace" than the overall Dynamics 365 product line's 51% revenue growth rate according to general manager for Dynamics 365 Muhammad Alam, who spoke at the event. He said he was eager to share more details on the good news around D365FO but was restricted from sharing specific figures. But based on July 2018 data that put the number of D365FO customers in production at more than six hundred, a higher growth rate indicates that the number of live customers could now be above one thousand, an estimate that one Microsoft source believed was accurate.

Some other data Microsoft shared about the growing D365FO customer base:

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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.

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