Earlier this year we announced that Microsoft Dynamics CRM online would move from the CTP (Commerce Transaction Platform) administration, billing & provisioning platform to OSDP (Online Services Delivery Platform) used by Office 365. Well I’m pleased to say that as of yesterday CRM Online is now live on the OSDP platform in all three territories NA/LATAM, EMEA & APAC.
So what does this mean for customers and partners? Well, for the time being you probably won’t notice any changes since CTP and OSDP will run in parallel. For example, anyone signing up for a free 30-day trial will continue to access CRM on the CTP platform. However, for anyone making a new purchase via a volume licensing agreement (such as an EA or Select) will access CRM on the OSDP platform.
Having just received my internal OSDP trial license today, I will be exploring the capabilities of running both CRM Online & Office 365 from the same platform, and I will report my findings in future blog posts.
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