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Under Modern Lifecycle Policy, Microsoft Dynamics GP will live past 2028

by Jason Gumpert

Microsoft has published new lifecycle guidance for Dynamics GP that takes support of the product through at least 2028 on the modern lifecycle policy.

"This notification from Microsoft shows the dedication to the Microsoft Dynamics GP product and direction to help our customers and partners navigate through the decision of upgrading to the current release of Microsoft Dynamics GP," wrote Microsoft's Terry Heley in a blog post today.

Microsoft's Modern Lifecycle Policy requires customers to follow a different set of guidelines to continue to get support. For GP, the most important requirement for customers is to stay current by "taking at least one of three yearly planned GP releases," according to Microsoft's documentation. Those three updates each year will include some mix of tax and regulatory updates, hot fixes, and new capabilities:

  • June 1 - tax and regulatory updates and hot fixes
  • October 1 - new capabilities and hot fixes
  • December 1 - tax and regulatory updates and hot fixes

"[W]e keep adding new features and continue to improve on it based on user’s direct feedback, [sic]" Heley added in her post, noting customers should get to the latest version to follow the Modern Lifecycle Policy. "There is no need to move away ...

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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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