CRM 2016 - Online vs on-premises features FAQ

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2015 Update 1 was an online-only release. Most of the features introduced in that release are now available for on-premises customers in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016. In this Help and Training article please find a table providing a list of features available in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 and whether they're for CRM Online…

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Compare the features in Office 365 across services

Office 365 service comparison Over the years I've blogged about how to compare the features in Office 365 across services. By coincidence I came across a brilliant page on TechNet, where you can filter and compare the features of Office 365 plans, Office 365 services, and on-premises products. Visit the Office 365 Service Descriptions in the…

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Comparison of the CRM Online 2013 Subscriptions (December 2013)

Since my blog post "Comparison of the new CRM Online 2013 subscriptions" (written early July 2013) I've gotten many questions about how to make the comparison even more clear; which entities are available/allowed to which user subscription licenses (USL)? For what its worth here is how I see the differences between the Essential, Basic, and…

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Comparison of the new CRM Online 2013 subscriptions

Monday July 8th Microsoft announced that the upcoming CRM Online 2013 subcriptions will come in three flavors Professional For the core CRM users, who need the full capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online including sales force automation as well as marketing and customer care.  Basic For sales, service and marketing users who need to manage accounts, contacts,…

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Office 365 - comparing P, M and E plans

  The new Office 365 Service Descriptions can be easily accessed in your favorite browser; just type office365sd.com in the address box, and you’ll get a full list of service descriptions.   Each service description will give you tables comparing features across plans, making it easier to pick the plan that suits your needs the…

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Comparing CRM On-Premises to CRM Online

Dynamics CRM is at its heart an ASP.net web application built and deployed on Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) and SQL Server. Its available for you to run in your own datacenter (CRM On-Premises) or to consume out of Microsoft’s public cloud (CRM Online / multi-tenancy model). The two are pretty identical in features, but…

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Comparing features of the Lync Client in a virtualized environment

if you want the full enterprise voice experience as well as the benefits of the public cloud, then the Office 365 E4 service plan might be the right plan for you. In plan E4 Microsoft will provide the online versions of SharePoint and Exchange for you, but you must run your Lync Server either on-premises…

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Comparing features in SharePoint Online across Office 365 Service Plans

In my meetings with customers and partners I’m often asked which SharePoint Online features are found in which Office 365 Service Plans. Its possible to find a high-level comparison here (see screen shot below), but to provide a more granular view I’ve compiled six tables corresponding to each of the six capabilities in SharePoint; Sites, Communities, Content,…

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Compare Office 365 to Google Apps

Office 365 was recently awarded the best Cloud Application of 2011 by CRN, who “found it to be uber-flexible and compelling. It’s the real deal, and it blows away Google Apps” Many of our customers have gone through competitive evaluations and then selected the Microsoft Cloud. Each customer has his or her own reasons, could…

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Would you risk losing important elements of documents shared in the cloud?

More and more people are looking at sharing or storing Word documents in the cloud, be it the Microsoft cloud or other vendors cloud, e.g. Google Documents. Of course it is important that an existing Word documents from a users desktop look identical when the user share it in the cloud. To test this out we…

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