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Administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By : Andrey Baludin
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Administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By: Andrey Baludin

Overview of this book

This book features all the information you need to get started with administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online. It contains detailed information about the admin portal and cloud migration process, all based on real usage experience. The book starts by covering the data migration process for developers, which will show you how to organize the data without code. You’ll also learn how the admin portal can be useful if you want to export a database copy, restore a backup, and set up telemetry to get detailed information about the call stack and operation statuses. As you progress, you’ll learn how to check your Business Central SaaS environment details, create new and different types of environments, and notifications, and keep your cloud data within limits. Later, you’ll explore how to set up cloud migration from an on-premise environment to SaaS, run the migration, upgrade data, and fix problems if something goes wrong. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to create new production and sandbox environments, restore them from backups, analyze environment telemetry, and confidently migrate your data to the cloud.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: Dynamics 365 Business Central Admin Center
Part 2: Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud Migration Tool

Technical requirements

To create a migration, you must have the following:

  • A Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS tenant (also works on a demo tenant)
  • A SUPER user in the Business Central SaaS or a delegated admin with granted consent
  • A Microsoft 365 tenant admin account

The currently supported products for migration to SaaS are the following:

  • All versions of Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises.
  • Dynamics GP 2015 and newer.
  • Dynamics NAV customers are also able to migrate, but they have to upgrade their systems to Dynamics 365 Business Central first. To find out how to do it, you can read the docs page here:
  • On-premises SQL Server database:
    • SQL Server 2016 and newer
    • Compatibility level 130 (the compatibility level defines how SQL Server uses certain features)
    • SQL Server authorization