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Microsoft Dynamics on-premises is on its way out, but you don’t have to leave behind all the integrations with other software you’ve built.
The Microsoft Dynamics End of Life is Coming
Microsoft Dynamics on-premises, the version of Dynamics installed on a company’s own servers, is on its way out. The Microsoft Dynamics end of life date will depend on your exact version, as you can see in the table below.
IT admins managing on-premises versions of Dynamics CRM, or even Dynamics 365 feel that time is running short. To accommodate such concerns, back in March 2022, Microsoft extended Mainstream support for Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement, version 9 (on-premises). It moved from January 14, 2025 to the current end date: January 12, 2027. But if you are an IT admin and you are still managing an on-premises version, you know even 2027 is right around the corner when you are talking about such a critical system for the enterprise.
As such, we strongly advise organizations that are still using Dynamics CRM or Dynamics 365 on-premises to start planning their migration to the cloud-based version sooner rather than later. With this, you can ensure a smooth transition and avoid any disruptions to their business operations.
For more details on Microsoft Dynamics end of life and the specific support lifecycle for each version, check the official Microsoft links at the end of the article.
The Problem with Moving Dynamics On-Premise to the Cloud
When transitioning from Dynamics on-premises to the cloud, one of the main concerns is that you may have to leave behind all the software integrations you’ve built. Many companies have integrations with:
- POS systems,
- reporting tools,
- legacy systems,
- data warehouses,
Leaving such integrations behind can be a major setback when making the switch. You may need to start from scratch. You will need internal or external Microsoft Dynamics API integration specialists, which are hard to get. Moreover, starting from scratch might also be impossible in some cases because those integrations are not viable with a cloud version.
The Solution: Connect Bridge
Connect Bridge by Connecting Software is a robust integration platform that offers 400+ connectors.
Connect Bridge can help you make the switch from Dynamics 365 on-premises to the cloud seamlessly. With it, you will integrate the current on-premises version with the new cloud version, meaning the existing on-premises integrations will still work, even when all the users are using the cloud. Moreover, it allows for parallel adoption: you can progressively move your users to the cloud version instead of moving everyone on a dreaded launch day.
In short, it is all designed to help you make the transition without starting from scratch.
- Microsoft Dynamics on-premises is on its way out, so you should start planning your transition to the cloud.
- For maintaining current on-premises integrations, integrate Dynamics on-premises to the cloud version. While this may look like a big endeavor, rest assured that Connect Bridge by Connecting Software is the solution you need to make it happen.
Start your Dynamics 365 on-premises transition today with Connect Bridge by Connecting Software!
By Ana Neto
Software engineer since 1997, she is now a technical advisor for Connecting Software.
Connecting Software is a producer of integration and synchronization software solutions since 2004. We operate globally and we are also a proud “Top Member” and “Top Blogger” at CRMSoftwareBlog.