Software lifecycle policy and cloud releases

This topic outlines the lifecycle and support policies for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations online service.

Modern Lifecycle Policy

The Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations online service is covered by the Modern Lifecycle Policy. The Modern Lifecycle Policy covers products and services that are serviced and supported continuously. For more information about this policy, see Modern Lifecycle Policy. Licensed customers must stay current with updates to the Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations online service in accordance with the following servicing and system requirements:

  • Customers purchasing subscriptions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and operating on the following Application versions will experience continuous updates of the Platform and Financial Reporting. Microsoft will continually update these components with the option to postpone an update for up to 30 days.

    • Dynamics 365 for Operations version 1611 (November 2016)
    • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition (July 2017)
    • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition 7.3
    • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, version 8.0 (April 2018)
  • Platform versions maintain backward compatibility with the application versions that are supported at the time of the platform release within the application support lifecycle. For more information about platform versions, see Cloud platform monthly updates FAQ.

  • Critical fixes and non-critical updates are handled in the following way:

    • Critical fixes – Critical fixes include security fixes and any fixes that are required to adhere to the availability service level agreement (SLA) that the service supports. Critical fixes will be made available in the latest platform update version and in the latest service update for customers operating on version 8.1. In addition, to help protect the customer and the online service, Microsoft might apply critical fixes directly to a customer's Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations environments. If a critical fix must be applied, Microsoft will notify the customer about the required downtime window (if there will be any downtime) and apply the fix to the applicable environment. The critical fix will update the system to the latest update version.

    • Non-critical updates – Customers operating on the following Application releases must update to the most current Finance and Operations platform and financial reporter version to deploy non-critical updates.

      • Dynamics 365 for Operations version 1611 (November 2016)
      • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition (July 2017)
      • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition 7.3
      • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, version 8.0 (April 2018)

      Customers operating on release 8.1 must update to the most current Finance and Operations service update to deploy non-critical updates.

Note

Application and Platform releases expire at the end of the month of their software lifecycle.

Microsoft will not provide any fixes to issues on versions that have reached end of service. Microsoft will also not investigate or troubleshoot any issue that you may encounter on an older version. If you encounter an issue on a version that has reached end of service, you will be required to update to the latest update and report the issue if it persists.

All environments will continue to be operated by Microsoft. All automatic processes around your environments, such as monitoring or self-healing, will also continue as is.

Dates and versions for Finance and Operations application and platform releases

Table 1: Continuous update releases

For information about the new features included in each release, click the links in the Version column.

Release Major release or service update Version Build number Availability End of service
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Major release 8.1 8.1.136 October 2018 Not applicable (continuously updated)*

* Indicates a major release is required to be updated through service updates. Service updates are cumulative in nature and may include updates for some or all the following components: Platform, Application, Financial Reporting, Retail, and operating system updates. You will be required to have an update that's no older than 3 months. The 8.1.x version series will be replaced by version 10.0, which is targeted for release in April 2019. For more information, see One Version service updates FAQ.

Table 2: Application releases

For information about the new features included in each release, click the links in the Version column.

Release Major or minor release Version Build number Availability End of Service
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Major release 8.0 8.0.30 April 2018 April 2019
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition Major release 7.3 7.3.11971.56116 December 2017 April 2019*
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition Major release July 2017 7.2.11792.56024 June 2017 April 2019
Dynamics 365 for Operations Major release 1611 7.1.1541.3036 November 2016 April 2019
Dynamics AX Minor release 7.0.1 7.0.1265.23014 May 2016 June 2017
Dynamics AX Major release 7.0 7.0.1265.3015 February 2016 June 2017

* All customers must be on the latest version of Finance and Operations by April 2019. However, we are making an exception for customers who have unfulfilled extension requests that have been submitted to Microsoft. Those customers who submitted extensibility requests by January 1, 2019, will be supported on version 7.3 until their extensibility requests are fulfilled. Customers are expected to upgrade to the latest version within 90 days of the extensibility request being fulfilled. For more information, see One Version service updates FAQ.

Table 3: Platform releases

For information about the new features included in each release, click the links in the Release column.

Release Build number Availability Expiration date
Platform update 20** 7.0.5030 October 2018 N/A (Continuously updated)
Platform update 15* 7.0.4841 March 2018 N/A (Continuously updated)
Platform update 12 7.0.4709 November 2017 November 2018
Platform update 11 7.0.4679.35176 October 2017 October 2018
Platform update 10 7.0.4641.16233 August 2017 August 2018
Platform update 9 7.0.4612.35162 July 2017 July 2018
Platform update 8 7.0.4565.16212 June 2017 June 2018
Platform update 7 7.0.4542.16189 May 2017 May 2018
Platform update 6 7.0.4509.16180 April 2017 April 2018
Platform update 5 7.0.4475.16165 March 2017 March 2018
Platform update 4 7.0.4425.16161 February 2017 February 2018
Platform update 3 7.0.4307.16141 November 2016 November 2017
Platform update 2 7.0.4230.16130 August 2016 August 2017
Platform update 1 7.0.4127.16103 May 2016 May 2017
Platform 7.0 7.0.4030.16079 February 2016 January 2017

** Platform updates 16, 17, 18, and 19 have not been made generally available.

* Platform updates 13 and 14 have not been made generally available.

Table 4: Application updates

The application updates listed below consist of a small subset of application enhancements released on top of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations versions 8.0, 7.3, and 7.2 (July 2017). These updates do not affect the support lifecycle of the release--support is in-line with the policies for each release.

Note that application updates are not cumulative. The individual packages only contain the enhancements that were included in that specific release. However, if there is a dependency between two packages, then both packages will be included.

For information about the new features included in each update, click the links in the Version column.

Release Version Build number Availability
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations 8.0.4: KB 4458992 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 8.0.4 (Binary part)*, KB 4458993 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 8.0.4 (X++ part)* 8.0.35.15532 August 2018
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations 8.0.3: KB 4346176 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 8.0.3 (Binary part)*, KB 4346172 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 8.0.3 (X++ part)* 8.0.35.15342 July 2018
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations 8.0.2: KB 4340414 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 8.0.2 (Binary part)*, KB 4340413 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 8.0.2 (X++ part)* 8.0.35.15211 July 2018
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations 8.0.1: KB 4295107 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 8.0.1 (Binary part)*, KB 4294515 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 8.0.1 (X++ part)* 8.0.30.15107 June 2018
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition 7.3.2: KB 4093261 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 7.3.2 (Binary part)*, KB 4093262 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 7.3.2 (X++ part)* 7.3.11971.62687 March 2018
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition 7.3.1: KB 4093139 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 7.3.1 (Binary part)*, KB 4091727 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Version 7.3.1 (X++ part)* 7.3.11971.62430 March 2018
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition Application update 5: KB 4053277 Application Update 5 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Binary part)*, KB 4053278 Application Update 5 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (X++ part)* 7.2.11792.62725 November 2017
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition Application update 4: KB 4047325 Application Update 4 for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Binary part)*, KB 4047321 Application Update 4 for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (X++ part)* 7.2.11792.62509 October 2017
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition Application update 3: KB 4043284 Application Update 3 for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Binary part)*, KB 4043285 Application Update 3 for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (X++ part)* 7.2.11792.62370 September 2017
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition Application update 2: KB 4039142 Application Update 2 for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Binary part)*, KB 4039487 Application Update 2 for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (X++ part)* 7.2.11792.62192 September 2017
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition Application update 1: KB 4035749 Application Update 1 for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Binary part)*, KB 4035751 Application Update 1 for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (X++ part)* 7.2.11792.62089 July 2017

* The link points to a Knowledge Base (KB) article. You must log in to Lifecycle Services (LCS) to view the KB article.

Support matrix

Platform updates are compatible with all application versions that are supported at the time of release.

Table 5: Downloadable virtual hard drive (VHD) releases

Use of the VHDs is subject to the Software license terms.

Release VHD name VHD expiration date
Platform update 12 / Application release 7.2 FinandOps7.2PlatUpdate12.vhd May 24, 2018
Platform update 12 / Application release 7.3 FinandOps7.3PlatUpdate12.vhd June 05, 2018
Platform update 15 / Application release 7.3 FinandOps7.3withPlatUpdate15 December 08, 2018