One Bright Note About GP Major Features Updates Ending

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We know that the announcement of GP major features updates ending is already old news by now, but one key takeaway seems to be going mostly unnoted… We (the community) aren’t going anywhere. When Microsoft announced that it would no longer be developing any major features updates for Microsoft Dynamics GP, the Partner and ISV community erupted. Exclamation points and question marks rained down on Orlando. But the partner community’s reaction shows the strength of the community and proves that Dynamics GP users are in good hands.

“We (the community) aren’t going anywhere.”

The initial announcement created a lot of confusion, with fears that Microsoft would be backing away from the ever-reliable Great Plains ERP, but they later clarified that the product would continue to be supported for years to come with security patches, updates for usability, tax updates and other critical updates to keep the solution viable. But new bells and whistles for GP have essentially come to an end. Read our Summit NA 2022 Highlights Post to learn more about the announcement.

“...we want to give our thanks to the Dynamics Partner Community members”

As we are now into November and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, we want to give our thanks to the Dynamics Partner Community members who have always been the pulse that keeps GP going. The solution has been the go-to SMB solution for decades because of these passionate advocates.

The fact that VARs, ISVs and MSPs reacted with such force to the announcement should really put users’ minds at ease. Whatever the coming years hold for GP, rest assured, there is a network of technology advisors and consultants on the case and going to bat for you to ensure your financial infrastructure needs are always met.

“… rest assured, there is a network of technology advisors and consultants on the case and going to bat for you to ensure your financial infrastructure needs are always met”

Learn more about the future of GP in our in depth post here: Microsoft GP End of Life? Not Anytime Soon - GP Modern Lifecycle through 2028.


1 thought on “One Bright Note About GP Major Features Updates Ending”

  1. Please note that all of the new features in v18.5 are not considered Major.

    The last Major technical update was probably the html web client along with .Net Interop and Service Based Architecture.

    The last Major Application updates were non SharePoint workflow and document Attachment functionality added for web client.

    What I am saying is that we will continue to see the minor updates we have been getting in each release since v18.2.

    The no major updates was not any surprising as we were not expecting any, nor are any needed in a mature and powerful product. Also, the ISV community can add any big features the community wants if Microsoft does not.

    David Musgrave MVP

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