Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Local Business Data aka On-Premise - Database Topology


As you know Microsoft have release Dynamics 365 LBD - On premise version.

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition (on-premises) system requirements

About Database the main question is use SQL Server 2016 Standard or Enterprise Edition.
Obviously, refer to the Microsoft link in order to check the features supported by the SQL Server editions.

In a medium and not complex Project, my suggestion is to use the Standard Edition.
With the standard version is possible to setup an Always On Availability Group Cluster with a limit of two replicas (Primary and Secondary).

From a Business Intelligence perspective, we can setup a SQL snapshot on the Secondary replica and link to the snapshot the Reporting activities.

Stay Tuned!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics 365 useful links


Below some useful links about Dynamics 365:

General Links:

1- Microsoft Dynamics 365 – Launch Portal

2- Introduction to Dynamics 365 for Operations

3- Overview of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations for Developers and IT Pros

SaaS Evaluation Copy:

1- Get an evaluation copy
2- Try out Dynamics 365 for Operations now for free!
3- Have you given Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations, Enterprise Edition a try?
4- Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition deployment options

Database Management:

1- Copy a Dynamics 365 for Operations database from Azure SQL Database to a SQL Server environment For instance update Data from the UAT Environment to a Sandbox Environment.
2- Copy a Finance and Operations database from SQL Server to a production Azure SQL Database environment


1- Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition (on-premises) system requirements
2- Set up and deploy on-premises environments
3- On-premises deployment landing page
4- Features not implemented in on-premises deployments
5- Purchase Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition (on-premises)
6- Troubleshoot Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition on-premises
7- Update the local agent
8- Video Real World Dynamics 365 On Premises Performance Testing
9- Cloud and on-premises feature comparison
10- Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (on-premises) update
11- Install network printer devices in on-premises environments
12- Configure reverse proxy for your on-premises environment

On-Premise - Certificates

1- Configuring certificates for D365 On-premises installation
2- Creating self signed certificates with makecert.exe for development

Platform Update

1- Restricted Admin Access on development VMs with Platform update 12: What you need to know
2- Custom fields: handle with care!


1- How to create Microsoft Form integration with Dynamics 365
2- Integration patterns and practices
3- Use Dynamics 365 web services
4- Service endpoints
5- Service authentication troubleshooting
6- Consuming external web services from Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
7- Dynamics 365 for Operations Integration framework

Data Storage

1- Manage storage

Setup Dynamics 365 Virtual Machine

1- Setup Dynamics 365 for Operations Virtual Machine
2- Setting up a personal Dynamics 365 For Operations, Enterprise Edition, development environment
3- Setting up a personal Dynamics 365 For Operations development environment
4- Virtual Machine(VM) setup to access Dynamics 365 for Operation instance
5- Running AX7 VM on Oracle VirtualBox
6- Download VirtualBox Guest Additions
7- How to Fix VirtualBox “UUID already exists” Errors
8- Access instances
9- How to rename a D365 virtual machine, link it to LCS, and optionally join it to a domain - Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition
10- Rename a local environment to enable access to Visual Studio Team Services
11- Upgrade development VM from Windows evaluation version to “full” version


1- Develop and customize using Visual Studio
2- Resolving X++ and metadata conflicts when merging code
3- Doing a code merge when a VAR/ISV has renamed an object
4- Collect Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations event traces with Windows Performance Monitor

Visual Studio Team Services

1- Setting Up Version Control in Dynamics 365 for Operations with Visual Studio
2- Rename a local environment to enable access to Visual Studio Team Services
3- Visual Studio Team Services integration with Lifecycle Services
4- Setting up a development branch and build
5- Continuous delivery home page
6- AX Developer ALM

Environment Setup

1- Importing users in D365 Operations using Excel

Power BI

1- Accessing Analytical Workspaces and Reports on 1Box environment
2- Activate the new Power BI Embedded Reports for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
3- Power BI content from Microsoft and your partners

Financial reporting

1- Financial reporting Landing page


1- Upgrades, Updates and Hotfixes in AX7
2- Install a metadata hotfix


1- Debug X++ against a copy of a production database

Warehouse App

1- Announcing Dynamics 365 for Operations – Warehousing
2- Install and configure Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations – Warehousing
3- Customizing the Warehousing Mobile App
4- Warehousing for on-premises deployments

What's New

1- Microsoft Dynamics 365 Roadmap
2- What's new or changed

Unit Test

1- July 2017 update: Form Adaptors Replaced by Type Providers
2- Using the Systest framework and Task Recorder in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to create integration tests

Common Data Services





1- FastTrack Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations - Enterprise Edition - Tech Talks


1- Microsoft Dynamics Courses
2- Microsoft Dynamics Courses

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