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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 editions and licensing

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers licensing options that cover implementations for small, to mid-level, to even very large organizations.

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013 . There is no user limit for this edition. Additional features include support for multiple organizations, multiple server instances, and separate role-based service installation. Role-based services let you increase performance by installing component services on different computers. Users of the Professional edition can be granted full access to all features and customization areas.

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Workgroup Server 2013 . This edition is limited to five, or fewer, users. This version is limited to a single organization and a single computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013. Users of the Basic edition have the same access as the Essential edition, plus they can be granted access to accounts, contacts, cases, leads, reporting, personal dashboards, and visualizations.

A Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment operates by using a single product key. However, each Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server in a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 deployment requires a server license. Only the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013 edition is licensed for multiple Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 servers or server roles in a deployment. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Workgroup Server 2013 edition is limited to running on a single server in a deployment.

You can view and upgrade a license in Deployment Manager. Deployment Manager is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that system administrators can use to manage organizations, servers, and licenses for deployments of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

You can view and modify client access license types for each user in the Users area of the Settings area in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM web client. For more information about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 licensing, see How to buy Microsoft Dynamics.

You can view and upgrade a license in Deployment Manager. Deployment Manager is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that deployment administrators can use to manage organizations, servers, and licenses for deployments of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

With Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, you get powerful CRM capabilities and features delivered as a cloud service from Microsoft, providing instant-on, anywhere access, and predictable pay-as-you-go pricing. Licensing plans for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online determine the amount of features and functionality users need and is licensed using a subscription.

For licensing plan information, see Licensing plans for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

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