Microsoft Dynamics 365: Understand the Transition to the Cloud

Learn the essential steps to understanding Dynamics 365 licensing and how to effectively choose between the different licensing programs for successful transition to the cloud.

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Not understanding Dynamics on-premises licenses and how to map them to the cloud can leave you:

  • Confused about the new cloud-user licensing model.
  • Unsure about what licenses you currently own.
  • Uncertain when you should move to the cloud license model.
  • Worried you don’t have the budget to transition.

Transitioning Dynamics CRM or AX to Dynamics 365 can bring many advantages and improved user experiences and can help you:

  • Get all your license agreements summarized.
  • Put together a full, effective license position of your Dynamics licenses.
  • Learn about Dynamics 365 User Apps and how to map to the new cloud model.
  • Understand the costs of cloud licensing and how to save money in the transition.

Module 1: Gathering All the Data

The Purpose

  • Understand what you own and what you can transition to the cloud.
  • Learn which new cloud-user licenses to transition to.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • All your licenses in one summary.
  • Eligible transition discounts.
  • Mapping of on-premises to cloud users.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review eligibility for transition policy.
  • Transition discounts and options.
1.2 Summarize your Microsoft agreements.
  • Summary of active Microsoft agreements.
1.3 Total all your current CRM/AX licenses.
  • Effective license position of your Dynamics licenses.
1.4 Review timing options.
  • Good understanding of the best time to transition.
1.5 Map on-premises licenses to cloud users.
  • Mapping of on-premises licenses to new cloud users.

Module 2: Cloud Cost Modeling and Decision

The Purpose

  • Estimate cloud license costs and other associated expenses.
  • Summarize and decide on best timing, users, and program.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Good cost estimate of equivalent cloud user-based licenses.
  • Understanding of when and how to move your on-premises licensing to the new Dynamics 365 cloud model.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Review cloud-license mapping.
2.2 Estimate cloud-user license costs.
  • Full cost estimate of cloud license transition with one to three options.
2.3 Calculate additional costs related to license transitions.
  • Understanding of additional costs and savings of the transition.
2.4 Summarize and analyze your decision.
  • A guided and informed decision for your Dynamics 365 cloud transition.

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