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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

Cloud Migration and how to use it

The Cloud Migration tool lives in your cloud environment. You can find it by searching for the Cloud Migration Management page. Before the setup, it should look empty.

Figure 8.1 – Cloud Migration Management

We can have a look at the backend and open the Installed Extensions page.

Figure 8.2 – Cloud Migration extensions

You can see three to four extensions here, related to Cloud Migration:

  • Business Central Intelligent Cloud: The main app.
  • Business Central Cloud Migration - Previous Release: This app lets you migrate old Business Central on-premises versions to the cloud.
  • Business Central Cloud Migration - Previous Release (Localization Code): Not mandatory. You can not use it in every localization. It contains localization specialties for the migration process.
  • Business Central Cloud Migration API: A new feature, introduced in the Business Central 2022 release wave...