Microsoft Dynamics 365 editions and licensing


Updated: December 20, 2016

Applies To: Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016

Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers licensing options that cover implementations for small, to mid-level, to even very large organizations.

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server. 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 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server features on different computers.

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Workgroup Server. 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 365 Server.

A Microsoft Dynamics 365 deployment operates by using a single product key. However, each Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server in a deployment requires a server license. Only the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server edition is licensed for multiple Microsoft Dynamics 365 servers or server roles in a deployment. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Workgroup Server edition is limited to running on a single server in a deployment.

You can view and upgrade a license by using the Get-CrmAccessLicense and Set-CrmProductKeyWindows PowerShell commands or 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 365.

Download: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (On-Premises), Enterprise edition Licensing Guide

You can view and modify client access license types for each user in the Users area of the Settings area in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 web client. For more information about Microsoft Dynamics 365 licensing, see How to buy Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 (online), you get powerful Dynamics 365 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 365 (online) determine the amount of features and functionality users need and is licensed using a subscription.

More information: Licensing plans for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

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