Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 - Installation & Deployment -

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 – Installation & Deployment

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Lesson 1: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Offerings

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Offerings

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Offerings : Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 is available in the following ways:

  • An on-premises installation.
  • A Microsoft Partner-hosted offering.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online (Microsoft-hosted offering).

This training focuses on on-premises installations, where the Microsoft Dynamics CRM software is installed on an organization’s computers.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM On-Premises Editions

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is available in two on-premises editions:

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Workgroup. This edition has five built-in user licenses. Additional licenses cannot be added, and the software is limited to a single organization and a single computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server roles cannot be split over multiple computers.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Server. There is no user limit in this edition. Additional features include support for multiple organizations, multiple server instances, and separate role-based server installation. Role-based services can increase performance by installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM roles on different computers.

There is one Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server Setup program; the product key entered during installation determines the installed edition.

Upgrading the Edition

A Workgroup edition can be upgraded to a Server edition by entering a new product key in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Deployment Manager. This removes the five-user limit and allows you to create multiple organizations. Microsoft Dynamics CRM does not have to be reinstalled

Product Key Types

Only one product key is required to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The product key defines the edition that is installed.

A time-limited trial version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM can be installed using a trial product key. During the trial period, a purchased product key can be installed to convert from the trial version to a licensed version without having to re-install Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

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