Last month Microsoft had announced the retirement of the brand Dynamics AX, as of July 1st 2017, new customers won’t be able to buy Dynamics AX 2012 R3. This means that existing Dynamics AX customers will still be able to buy additional licenses but the pricing will be revised after 1st of July. Existing Dynamics AX 2009 customers won’t be able to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, they will need to upgrade directly to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations.
Recently was announced the end of mainstream support of Dynamics AX 2009 until April in 2018, and the mainstream support for the final Dynamics AX 2012 products is extended to continue until 2021.
This extended support timeline gives customers more flexibility to choose the best timing for their business to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations.
The idea behind this Microsoft’s decision is every company to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations, in order to get enhanced Dynamics AX software with a lot of beneficial and useful features.
The Dynamics AX brand, beginning at version 4.0 in March 2006, was the successor to Axapta which Microsoft originally developed with IBM and was first released in 1998. Now it is rebranded into Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operation, which is Microsoft’s business application for enterprises that enables people to make smarter decisions quickly through an intelligent user interface that provides access to real-time insights and intelligence.