Dynamics GP MVP Belinda Allen has responded with a blog post, The Future of Microsoft Dynamics GP, rebutting Mark’s statement about the future of Dynamics GP.
I’d encourage you to read Belinda’s post in full, but a couple of passages seem worthy of quoting:
Is GP Retired and in Maintenance Only Mode?
Microsoft Dynamics GP is NOT retired, or in maintenance only mode. I’m not sure from where Mark heard this rumor, but it is not anywhere close to being correct. This has been made very clear by the Microsoft team at every customer and partner facing event that has been held over the years, with the sharing of the Roadmap. The GP Roadmap always shows 2-3 versions out, unlike other Microsoft products (which are also not retiring) that show 1-2 versions out.
And the second quote:
Before I began writing this article, I reached out to Jeff Trosen, Engineering Manager at Microsoft, sharing Mark’s post. Jeff quickly replied: GP Engineering is happily working on features for the fall release of GP, we did not go into maintenance mode. If you look at our communications on GP, nothing has changed.
I’ve been working with Microsoft Dynamics GP for almost 15 years now (and have been blogging for 6 and a half years) and this story has come and gone several times in those years and Dynamics GP still has a presence on the roadmap.
It would be nice to see it die a final death, but, unfortunately, I’m sure the same conversations will be had again in future.