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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 – early beginnings and evolution

The first time I heard about Cloud Migration was after the Business Central 2018 October release. It was referred to by the name Intelligent Edge. As I understood from different sources, the tool allowed you to replicate your data from NAV 2018, Business Central on-premises, and Dynamics GP to Business Central SaaS, but the table schema strictly had to be the same. Migration failed if the tables had even one different field. This was not very interesting to me, because each project I worked on had some customizations, which made such migrations impossible. And so I forgot about it (for several months at least).


You can see the old presentation here:

Before the Business Central 2019 April release was presented, Microsoft said that Intelligent Edge had been upgraded and the strict...