With the recent release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, you may be wondering what you need to do to prepare for an upgrade. If you’re using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, you should have already received a notification from Microsoft regarding the scheduling of your online upgrade. If you’re using Microsoft Dynamics CRM On Premise, scheduling and planning for your upgrade is entirely up to you. Plus, if you’re a brand new Microsoft Dynamics 2015 customer in either the cloud or on premise, your application will be set up as a 2015 deployment.
Regardless of whether you are on premise or in the cloud, one of the most important things to consider when planning your upgrade is understanding whether any third-party add-ons will still function in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015. Many ISV’s are still in the process of validating their products in 2015. Here’s a list of a few key players and their 2015 compatibility updates:
ClickDimensions: Testing is being finalized, and a separate solution will be released for 2015. The current release date is planned for January 25, 2015. Visit the ClickDimensions blog for additional details: http://blog.clickdimensions.com/2015/01/sneak-preview-january-release.html
InsideView: InsideView is now compatible with both Online and On Premise deployments of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015. Customers using MSCRM 2015 Online should install the 3.4 Solution Package which contains a new vertical user interface. On Premise customers should install the 3.2 Solution Package which contains the more familiar horizontal user interface. Visit the InsideView Microsoft Dynamics CRM site to learn more: http://learnmore.insideview.com/Microsoft.html
MSCRM-Addons: All MSCRM-Addons products have been validated as compatible with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 both Online and On Premise with the exception of Activity Tools. Activity Tools is available for On Premise 2015 deployments. AttachmentExtractor, DocumentsCorePack, GroupCalendar, PowerSearch, SmartBar and TelephoneIntegration are all available now for 2015 deployments. Visit the MSCRM-Addon’s blog for additional details: http://blogs.mscrm-addons.com/post/2014/12/05/Feature-Outline-Our-addon%E2%80%99s-compatibility-with-Dynamics-CRM-2015-SharePoint-MS-Office.aspx#continue
Resco: Microsoft Dynamics CRM mobile clients and a new version of the Woodford customization tool are now compatible with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015. Review the Resco press release covering the Resco Mobile CRM Winter Update for additional details: http://www.resco.net/news.aspx?file=2014-12-09
Scribe: If you’re currently using Scribe for integration with your existing Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment, you’re ready to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015. Scribe has verified the Insight Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 for both Online and On Premise deployments.
Several other ISV’s are working diligently to bring you updated solutions compatible with Microsoft Dynamics 2015. Here at Beringer Associates, we can help you navigate and plan for your upgrade, complete with third party add-ons and best in class solutions to meet your business needs in 2015 and beyond. Contact us today to get started.