Microsoft Dynamics R&D has reshaped itself to deliver software updates on a semi-annual cadence for ERP
and as often as quarterly for CRM. Today, as Convergence 2014 kicked off Microsoft revealed that Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is planned for release on May 1,
and with it a growing list of new specialized apps.
"The public cloud is changing everything we're doing in
engineering," Mike Ehrenberg told partners at a pre-Convergence event on Monday. "In the
good old days [the cadence] was 3 years. Now we're putting [software] out every
3 months, and with [AX] Lifecycle Services, it is monthly."
Overall growth for the Dynamics business was 10% in 2013, but MBS executive vice president Kirill Tatarinov noted
that Microsoft sees "phenomen...