Microsoft Dynamics Version History and Timeline

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Updated: January 2016

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Microsoft Dynamics is a family of different products, some built from the ground up by Microsoft and others acquired from different companies. Here’s a timeline showing the Dynamics product history and acquisitions.

TIMELINE – HISTORY

1980 – Solomon Software founded
1983 – PC&C A/S Founded (Navision)
1983 – Great Plains Software founded by Doug Burgum
1983 – Danish company Damgaard Data founded
1998 – IBM Axapta released as a collaboration between Damgaard Data and IBM
2000 – Damgaard Data merges with Navision Software A/S to become NavisionDamgaard; IBM returns all rights
2000 – Great Plains Software acquires Solomon
2000 – Microsoft announces purchase of Great Plains Software
2002 – Microsoft acquires Navision A/S (formerly NavisionDamgaard)

TIMELINE – PRODUCT RELEASES

1987 – Navigator (Navision) 1 and 2
1993 (February) – Great Plains Dynamics 1.0
1993 – Navigator 3
1994 (May) – Great Plains Dynamics 2.0
1995 – Great Plains Dynamics 2.04, 2.11, 2.20
1996 – Great Plains Dynamics and C/S+ 3.0, 3.15, 3.17
1996 – Navision Financials 1.0
1997 – Great Plains Dynamics and C/S+ 3.17, 3.20, LAN / SQL – 4.0
1998 – Great Plains Dynamics and C/S+ 5.0
1998 (March) – Axapta 1.0
1998 (November) – Axapta 1.5
1999 – Great Plains Dynamics and C/S+ 5.1, 5.5, 5.51, eEnterprise 5.5
1999 (July) – Axapta 2.0
2000 (January) – Axapta 2.1
2000 (July) – Great Plains Dynamics and eEnterprise 6.0
2000 (December) – Axapta 2.5
2001 (October) – Axapta 2.5 Market Pack
2002 (June) – Dynamics, eEnterprise 7.0
2002 (October) – Axapta 3.0
2003 (January) – Dynamics CRM 1.0
2003 (April) – Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains 7.5
2003 (December) – Dynamics CRM 1.2
2004 (June) – Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains 8.0
2005 (November) – Dynamics GP 9.0
2005 (December) – Dynamics CRM 3.0
2006 (March) – Dynamics AX 4.0
2007 (May) – Dynamics GP 10.0
2007 (December) – Dynamics CRM 4.0
2007 – Navision 5.0
2007 – Dynamics SL 7.0
2008 (June) – Dynamics AX 2009
2008 – Dynamics NAV 2009
2010 (May) – Dynamics GP 2010 (11.0)
2011 (February) – Dynamics CRM 2011
2011 (May) – Dynamics GP 2010 R2 (11.0 SP2)
2011 (August) – Dynamics AX 2012
2012 (February) – Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack
2012 (October) – Dynamics NAV 2013
2012 (December) – Dynamics AX 2012 R2
2012 (December) – Dynamics GP 2013 (12.0)
2013 (October) – Dynamics NAV 2013 R2
2013 (November) – Dynamics CRM 2013
2014 (October) – Dynamics GP 2015
2014 (June) – Dynamics GP 2015 R2
2014 (November) – Dynamics CRM 2015
2015 (December) – Dynamics CRM 2016

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