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Administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By : Andrey Baludin
Book Image

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

Automating data migration

As part of the cloud migration setup, Microsoft provides APIs to run data migration and data upgrades. They can be useful if you are planning a bulk migration or migrations for several customers. If you need more details, you can find them in the official Microsoft documentation at

However, here, we will skip their boring description and have more practice.

To make your life easier, Microsoft created a PowerShell script with a set of functions for cloud migration. It contains all that you need – the setup, migration, and data upgrade. You can download it from

The link contains two files:

  • CloudMigrationStatusText.psm1: This contains state-of-art graphic design functions.
  • CloudMigrationScripts.ps1: This contains the main cloud migration functions: