Microsoft made a new decision to retire dynamics 365 talent: Attract and Dynamics 365 Talent: Onboard apps on February 1, 2022, and are aligning future investments in this market with the solutions offered by LinkedIn.

Microsoft will continue investing in operational HR solutions with Dynamics 365 Human Resources releasing on February 3, 2020. Customers using core HR capabilities will be automatically transitioned to this new offering. Dynamics 365 Human Resources will help ensure the customers get the workforce insights needed to build data-driven employee experiences across compensation, benefits, leave and absence, compliance, payroll, performance feedback, training and certification, and self-service programs.

Here are some important details to help our customers with the transition:

  1. How long can customers use Attract and Onboard?

Service for the Attract and Onboard applications will end on February 1, 2022. Eligible customers can continue using Attract and Onboard until February 1, 2022 or the end of their most recent Dynamics 365 contract or renewal, whichever occurs first.  Current customers will be able to renew their contract up until June 6, 2020.

Eligible customers are defined as either current customer who have purchased or renewed Dynamics 365 Talent, Dynamics 365 Unified Operations plan, or Dynamics 365 Plan 2 prior to February 3, 2020. or customers who have opted in via the defined process below.  Customers who are not eligible by February 3, 2020 will be unable to access Attract or Onboard after February 3, 2020.

Opt-in process:

To allow time to opt-in, Dynamics 365 customers that are entitled to but are not currently using Attract or Onboard will have until February 3, 2020 to notify Microsoft that they intend to implement Attract and/or Onboard. You can opt- at any point between December 6, 2019 and February 3, 2020. If you are not currently using Attract and/or Onboard and want to opt-in to ensure service availability until February 1, 2022, you need to submit a support ticket.

  1. How long can Dynamics 365 Talent customers use core HR capabilities?

The core HR capabilities in Dynamics 365 Talent will be released as Dynamics 365 Human Resources on February 3, 2020. Eligible customers who are utilizing the core HR capabilities within Dynamics 365 Talent will have their service continued under Dynamics 365 Human Resources licensing with no disruption in service. No migration is required.

  1. Will Attract and Onboard be supported through retirement? Will there be additional feature development?

Microsoft will provide critical bug support until February 1, 2022. We will not be adding new capabilities into Attract or Onboard.  Future investments will be made within Dynamics 365 Human Resources.

  1. Can we export the data, and will there be migration tooling available?

For Onboard customers, data export tools will be provided within the Onboard app to help export onboarding guides and templates.

  1. What is the deadline for exporting data out of Attract or Onboard?

Customers must export their data from Attract or Onboard by the end of their contract date or before February 1, 2022. Microsoft will provide data export tools from directly within Attract and Onboard.

  1. Will I have to keep paying for Attract and Onboard?

Yes, since customers can continue using these products over the next two years all contracts will remain in place until renewal or expiration. Dynamics 365 Talent customers will be automatically transitioned to Dynamics 365 Human Resources.

  1. Where do I learn more about LinkedIn Talent Hub?

Learn more about LinkedIn Talent Solutions and LinkedIn Talent Hub—a new Application Tracking System (ATS) that lets you source, manage, and hire – all in one place. Talent Hub gives hiring teams complete visibility into every stage of the hiring process and how candidates have engaged with your company – from candidate pipeline, interviews, feedback to extended offers. It also uses the actions, skills, and experience of the half a billion LinkedIn members to deliver insights about your candidates, the talent pool, and the market at every stage of the hiring process. This means you can get timely insights throughout your hiring process to help you make better talent decisions and gain an edge over the competition.

  1. Where do I learn more about other ISVs that provide Talent Acquisition solutions for Dynamics 365?

Find the right apps for your business and get Applicant Tracking and Onboarding solutions tailored to your industry that work with Dynamics 365 Human Resources on Microsoft AppSource.

  1. What are my next steps?

If you are only using the core HR capabilities within Dynamics 365 Talent, you can continue business as usual without any disruption.  If you are using Attract or Onboard, we recommend that you reach out to your account team or partner to get more information and build a plan to transition off of the service by February 1, 2022, or the contract end date, whichever comes first.