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ISVs have until October 15th to recertify Dynamics 365 applications in the AppSource marketplace.

One of our most important goals for the Business Applications ISV ecosystem is ensuring that every application in the AppSource marketplace is of high quality. Apps in the marketplace are software as a service (SaaS) based offerings. This is important for everyone involved – customers need confidence that these applications will work as expected, ISVs want to show that their applications have been certified and approved, and Microsoft wants to stand behind the quality of the work our ISVs do. We all know what happens when this isn’t the case – broken implementations and outages affecting business performance, high support call costs, frustrated customers and lost profits. So, we’ve been hard at work with our ISVs reviewing and recertifying every existing application in our ecosystem – and we will do so twice a year (linked to our release rhythm) to make sure there is compatibility with any platform changes.

We’re certifying new and resubmitted applications into AppSource every day, and we’ve staffed up our technical teams to accommodate the load. Many applications have been submitted in advance of the October 15th recertification deadline. This applies to apps that use or extend the following Business Application workloads: Dynamics 365 Customer Service*, Field Service*, Finance and Operations, Marketing*, Retail, Sales*, and Talent. The indicated (*) applications are also expected to use the unified interface.  At this time, the program does not include Business Central. Applications that do not go through the certification process will be removed from AppSource.

Please note that applications in the OCP catalog will need to submit their applications through AppSource and go through the full certification process to continue being in OCP go-to-market materials and visible to the Microsoft field and partner teams.

Here are some of the key resources you may find helpful:

If you have not yet submitted your application for recertification, review the recertification and update policy and submit your app before the October 15th deadline to avoid having it delisted. Thanks for the partnership as we drive together toward this key goal – high quality applications and experiences for every customer. We’re in it together.

Cheers,

Guggs

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