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End of life of applications versions 7.2, 7.3, 8.1 of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance + Operations (on-premises)

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This is an important note for customers who are running an out-of-date version 7.2, 7.3, 8,1 of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance + Operations (on-premises). The lifecycle policy lists versions which are no longer supported by Microsoft.

In the near future, we will be retiring application and platform versions that have expired according to our lifecycle policy and will remove those from Dynamics 365 Lifecycle Services (LCS). This will impact your organization because you will no longer be able to deploy or service the affected on-premises environments. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest release of Finance + Operations as soon as possible.

The following expired application releases will be removed by May 31, 2021: “July 2017” (7.2), 7.3, and 8.1.

We would like to help you get your environments up to date. If you would like to engage with us on the best way to move forward, please reach out! Several options are at your disposal. We can help you to upgrade to the latest version of Finance + Operations (on-premises), transition to the online version of Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, or even take advantage of the new hybrid topology for Supply Chain Management, which offers distributed workload execution in the cloud and on the edge.

If you are running version 8.1, upgrading to the latest release is especially straightforward because that version includes the upgrade capability provided under the One Version initiative.

We recommend that you act as soon as possible if your on-premises system is running releases 8.1 or earlier. Please also note:

  • Versions 7.2, 7.3, and 8.1 are long past their support lifetimes, so Microsoft is no longer obligated to support them. Be aware that Microsoft won't be able to help you by producing hotfixes for 7.3 builds after May 2021. We are already unable to produce hotfixes for versions 7.2 and 8.1.
  • Platform updates after PU41 may not work with version 7.3 and before.
  • The noted outgoing versions of Finance + Operations require Azure Service Fabric version 6.x, which is already out of support. There is no guarantee that your Finance + Operations system will continue to function if you upgrade the Service Fabric version on the hosting system.

Please share with us the reasons why you have decided not to keep your Finance + Operations environments up to date. Are any of them still in use? Are you being blocked from a technical, policy, or other standpoint?

If an environment is no longer in use, please delete the environment slot or project from LCS to stop receiving expiration notices.

Let’s work together to bring you to a modern version of Dynamics 365!

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  • RE: End of life of applications versions 7.2, 7.3, 8.1 of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance + Operations (on-premises)

    Thanks, Christian!

    I think the lifecycle policy link was broken in your post:

    docs.microsoft.com/.../versions-update-policy

    Best regards,

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