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Microsoft's planned Dynamics 365 HR "infrastructure merge" with Finance & Operations suite has feature, license implications

by Jason Gumpert
August 06 2021

Microsoft is planning a set of structural changes to Dynamics 365 Human Resources (D365 HR) that will update the application's capabilities, align its administration with the rest of the Finance and Operations suite, unify the feature set across the applications, and update licensing of HR capabilities. 

The so-called infrastructure merge for D365 HR will result in a single set of features for D365 HR that will account for overlapping HR features in the other Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (D365FO) apps: Finance, Supply Chain Management, Commerce, and Project Operations. And after the merge is complete, D365 HR will also be able to use Dynamics 365 Lifecycle Services, issue search, and Regression Suite Automation Tool (RSAT). And it will "provide both Microsoft Power Platform extensibility, and a way to extend business logic and feature options," according to Microsoft.

Microsoft MVP Malin Donoso Martnes wrote that this move will create legitimacy in the HR app by bringing it in line with the rest of the D365FO family:

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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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Submitted by Anil Shah on Tue, 08/17/2021 - 03:38 Permalink

I can't get enough of licensing updates ;) But this is a good move, putting HR back into F&O (where it was originally!)

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