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: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/october18/dynamics365-business-central/dynamics-intelligent-edge.
Before the Business Central 2019 April release was presented, Microsoft said that Intelligent Edge had been upgraded and the strict...