By: Linda Rosencrance
Microsoft has announced that it will be ending technical support and security updates for the 10-year-old Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 on April 12.
That means customers will no longer receive updates or be able to take advantage of tech support from Microsoft after this time, according to a post on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team Blog.
“Now is the time to take advantage of the latest product innovations and ensure uninterrupted support from Microsoft,” according to the post.
Microsoft has also announced that several of its Customer Care Framework versions will reach the end of extended support within the next three years.
Microsoft recommends that customers migrate to current versions of the before support ends. This enables customers to take advantage of the latest product innovations and ensure uninterrupted support from Microsoft.
The migration path for customers using the Customer Care Framework product is as follows:
The newest Unified Service Desk (USD) provides a configurable framework for quickly building agent applications for call centers. USD aggregates customer information from different areas in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other Line of Business (LOB) applications into an integrated desktop that provides a 360-degree view of customer interactions. This enables Customer Service Representatives to have immediate access to business critical information about customers to effectively engage with them and quickly address their queries/issues.
Microsoft said it has a number of upgrade and migration services available to help customers and partners with migrations to the latest versions of Dynamics CRM and Unified Service Desk.
These services include:
- For those on Software Assurance (SA), using Deployment Planning Services to plan upgrades or migrations to Dynamics CRM Online. New CRM Online users may access on-premises deployments by taking advantage of dual use rights provided by CRM Server SA.
- Customers on SA are entitled to discounted Dynamics CRM Online licenses to move their deployments to the cloud.
- Upgrading to CRM Online using Microsoft Consulting Services-Microsoft Services consultants work with organizations to set up cloud-based Service Productivity solutions based on Dynamics CRM, Office365, and PowerBI.