There are a lot of things to consider when choosing whether to deploy Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online or On Premises. Up-front costs, reporting requirements and migration are the most common, but people rarely consider the differences between the online or on premises update cycles.
As an on-premises user who’s been waiting almost six months to get access to the new features in
Currently, Microsoft has been pushing Dynamics CRM updates on a bi-annual basis. Spring release is exclusive to CRM Online, so new functionality is available to online first. Fall release updates both CRM Online and On Premises and includes the functionality released in the spring release.
Also, keep in mind that if you’re hosting your CRM somewhere other than with Microsoft, you’re going to be on the on-premises update cycle.
It’s also worth noting that the spring releases aren’t just tweaks to the fall release. The last one included improved navigation and introduced the integrated Excel functionality. Based on how quickly Microsoft has been pushing major changes to Dynamics CRM, we can expect that trend to continue.
Dynamics CRM 2016 was
-Cody Pierson, Marketing & CRM Lead,