Microsoft Dynamics End of Life

Microsoft Dynamics version 20 (2022 release, wave 1) will be going end of life on the 10th of October, 2023. From then on, this version won't receive any more security updates, patches, or technical support from Microsoft. We recommend that you update all installations within your organization to a supported version.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, formerly known as Dynamics NAV and Navision, is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system from Microsoft. It is designed to help small to medium businesses (SMB) with their finance, manufacturing, customer relationship management, supply chains, analytics, and electronic commerce operations. The product has both a SaaS version and an on-premise version, however, for this specific end of life, we'll be focussing on the on-premises version.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Lifecycle

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise uses Microsoft's modern policy. Effectively, this means the following for the various versions:

VersionEnd Date
2023 release wave 1, version 22.xOct 8, 2024
2022 release wave 2, version 21.xApr 14, 2024
2022 release wave 1, version 20.xOct 10, 2023
2021 release wave 2, version 19.xApr 12, 2023
2021 release wave 1, version 18.xOct 11, 2022
2020 release wave 2, version 17.xApr 12, 2022
2020 release wave 1, version 16.xApr 12, 2022
2019 release wave 2, version 15.xApr 13, 2021
Spring 2019 Update, version 14.xOct 14, 2025
Fall 2018 Update, version 13.xApr 14, 2020
Data from Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 20 End of Life (2022, Wave 1)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Version 20 will go end of life on the 10th of October, 2023. We recommend that you update any installations to version 21 or higher in order to remain supported. This version is not only still supported, it also includes a number of hotfixes, either for all countries or country-specific, as well as feature enhancements and some popular requests for improvement.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 19 End of Life (2021, Wave 2)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Version 19 will go end of life on the 12th of April, 2023. To ensure your installation is fully supported it is advised to update to version 20 or higher. Aside from still being supported, version 20 also includes a number of hotfixes for all countries, as well as some hotfixes for specific local versions.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Audit Report

Our experts created a Microsoft Dynamics 365 (on-premise) audit report that checks if the assets running Dynamics 365 software in your network are on a supported version. It's color-coded to give you an easy and quick overview of which assets are running supported versions, and which ones need to be updated. Additionally, it also indicated how many days are remaining before a version is no longer supported.

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Like Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics GP is an ERP system aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. There is a lot of overlap with Dynamics 365 Business Central, with the main difference being that Dynamics GP was built to be on-premise, whereas Dynamics 365 Business Central was designed for the cloud, although it also has an on-premise version.

There are some further differences in hosting, licensing, upgrades, updates, and functionality. Before you choose which tool to use, make sure you are well-informed of the differences.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Lifecycle

All versions of Dynamics GP up to and including Dynamics GP 2018 follow Microsoft's fixed lifecycle policy. This means they receive 5 years of mainstream support, which includes feature, platform, and security updates, as well as functionality fixes. Those are followed by 5 years of extended support, which only offers security updates.

VersionEnd of Support
Dynamics GP 2013/Dynamics GP 2013 R2April 11, 2023
Dynamics GP 2015/Dynamics GP 2015 R2April 8, 2025
Dynamics GP 2016/Dynamics GP 2016 R2July 14, 2026
Dynamics GP 2018/Dynamics GP 2018 R2January 11, 2028

Since the release of the 18.2 version in 2019, the product, now simply known as Dynamics GP, follows the modern lifecycle policy. This means it receives continuous updates. All you need to do to receive them is make sure you are up to date with the servicing and system requirements. This version does not have an end-of-life date so far. Until further notice, it will simply keep receiving updates.

Dynamics GP 2013 (R2) End of Life

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Dynamics GP 2013 R2 will go end of life on April 11, 2023. In order to stay supported, make sure to update any installations you have to the 2015 version or higher. Aside from still being supported, Dynamics GP 2013 also includes a number of new benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Expanded workflows
  • Single sign-on through integration with Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Service-based architecture
  • Business Analyzer R7

Microsoft Dynamics GP Audit Report

Based on the lifecycle information provided by Microsoft, our experts created a Microsoft Dynamics GP audit report. It gives you an actionable list of assets running Dynamics GP software in your network as well as information regarding the version they are on. It's color-coded, so you can quickly see which versions are still supported and which ones need to be updated. It also shows you how many days are remaining before a version is no longer supported.

Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV End of Life

Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV were Microsoft's ERP tools before they were rebranded as Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and Dynamics 365 Business Central respectively. Dynamics AX focused on mid-sized and large enterprises, whereas Dynamics NAV was better for small to medium-sized businesses.

Microsoft is ending support for all remaining Dynamics AX and NAV versions as the product is continuing its life as the rebranded Microsoft Dynamics 365 SaaS solutions. Specifically, Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Dynamics NAV 2013, and Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 will be going end of life on January 10, 2023.

Dynamics AX and NAV Lifecycle

Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV both follow Microsoft's fixed lifecycle policy which means that it provides:

  • A defined support and servicing Lifecycle timeline at the time of product launch.
  • A minimum of five years Mainstream Support.
  • An additional period of Extended Support for some products.

With Dynamics AX 2012 R3 going end-of-life in January 2023, there are no more supported versions of Dynamics AX. You are advised to upgrade to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations instead.

Dynamics NAV still has a number of supported versions listed below.

VersionEnd of Support
Dynamics NAV 2015Jan. 14, 2025
Dynamics NAV 2016Apr. 14, 2026
Dynamics NAV 2017Jan. 11, 2027
Dynamics NAV 2018Jan. 11, 2028

Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV Audit Report

Our experts created a Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV audit report that checks if the assets running the software in your network are on a supported version. It's color-coded to give you an easy and quick overview of which assets are running supported versions, and which ones need to be updated. Additionally, it also indicated how many days are remaining before a version is no longer supported.

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