As of February 2021, Microsoft retired CustomerSource and moved information to docs.microsoft.com.
What was Microsoft CustomerSource?
Most on-premise Dynamics customers (Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV, Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM, etc.) know what Microsoft CustomerSource is – it has been their go-to portal for all things related to their Dynamics software. Clients would go to CustomerSource to download software updates and hotfixes, submit support cases to Microsoft directly, and even just search for product news and knowledge base articles. Back in the day, it even used to be a good source of self-paced training as well (but that functionality has been out-of-date for several versions). Navigating the portal itself was never a smooth experience, but it was a useful tool for Dynamics customers, nevertheless.
Where do you go now?
It is probably not a surprise to some of our customers that CustomerSource is being revamped. In an effort to provide a greater level of product documentation to everyone, Microsoft has moved much of their product content to a new portal, docs.microsoft.com, where it is easier to find and access information. However, you will still be required to login to download products and service packs/hotfixes. Your credentials that were used to login to CustomerSource have been migrated to the new platform.
Product content has been moved to docs.microsoft.com. This is a well-organized site where you can find everything you need to know about Dynamics products – version information and What’s New Guides, module information, system requirements for every supported version of the software, and links to product blogs and resources for the latest information. This provides a much more pleasant experience than the old CustomerSource site.
While it is easy to navigate and search for information on any Microsoft product, direct links to the product documentation pages are below:
- Dynamics GP
- Dynamics NAV
- Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises)
- Dynamics AX
- Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (on-premises)
What about Downloads?
Below are links to the most common product download pages for Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV customers.
- Resource Page for Dynamics GP
- Product Release Downloads for Microsoft Dynamics GP
- Service Packs for Microsoft Dynamics GP
- Tax and Regulatory Updates for Dynamics GP
- Hot Topics and Upgrade Paths
- Management Reporter
- Product Release Downloads for Microsoft SQL Server (Runtime)
As with everything new, it will take some time for us to learn to navigate this new site and when we do, it will become second nature again to find everything we need.
As always, if you have any questions about accessing the site or need assistance to set up your login, simply reach out to your Encore Account Manager or contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
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