Dynamics GP Versions and Support Lifecycle Cheat Sheet

Have questions about which version of Dynamics GP you’re currently running and whether or not it’s still being supported by Microsoft? For many users, finding the answers to these seemingly simple questions proves harder and more frustrating than it should be. That’s why we put together this Dynamics GP Version and Lifecycle Cheat Sheet. Below, you’ll find all the essential details on each release of Microsoft Dynamics GP from GP 2015 to the latest release, including release dates, official names, version numbers, support end dates, and more.

Not sure which version of Dynamics GP you’re using? Here’s how to find out:

  1. Click on the “?” in the upper right corner of your Dynamic GP screen.
  2. Choose the “About Microsoft Dynamics GP” dropdown.
  3. The version number you are looking for is in the top line of the right column

 

Release Date Official Name Version Number Also Known As Support End Date
12/1/14 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 14.x

Mainstream: 4/14/20

Extended: 4/8/25

6/1/15 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 14.x

Mainstream: 4/14/20

Extended: 4/8/25

5/1/16 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 16.x

Mainstream: 7/13/21

Extended: 7/14/26

12/1/16 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 16.x

Mainstream: 7/13/21

Extended: 7/14/26

12/1/17 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 18.x

Mainstream: 1/10/23

Extended: 1/11/28

10/3/18 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 18.x

Mainstream: 1/10/23

Extended: 1/11/28

10/7/19 Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.2 18.2.x GP 2019 Modern Lifecycle
10/5/20 Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.3 18.3.x GP 2020 Modern Lifecycle
10/1/21 Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.4 18.4.x GP 2021 Modern Lifecycle
10/3/22 Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.5 18.5.x GP 2022 Modern Lifecycle

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Dynamics GP Versions FAQs

How do I stay current on the Modern Lifecycle?

You must install at least one of the three new releases issued every year. This ensures you can upgrade to next year’s release. Under the Modern Lifecycle, the GP release schedule is:

  • June: tax updates and bug fixes
  • October: new features and bug fixes
  • December: tax updates and bug fixes

 

When did the naming conventions for Dynamics GP change?/ What do the a.k.a names mean in the table above?

In the fall of 2019, Microsoft dropped the year from the official product name. Thus, versions released after that date are simply known by their version numbers. However, this change was a confusing one for many longtime users. So, some content publishers use a.k.a names for these releases that follow the old naming conventions.

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