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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

Understanding the Environments list

In this section, we will have a look at the Environments list; this is the first thing that you will see when you open the Admin Center. As the main window, it contains basic and most important information, such as the environment quantity, their names, current states, and upgrade schedules (if possible).

Figure 2.1 – Environments list

On top of the Environments list, you can see two extra actions, + New and Refresh. + New allows you to create new environments and Refresh is used to update environment information on the list. We will take a closer look at these actions in the next section.

The list has the following columns:

  • Name: This consists of the names of your environments. On my Environments list, you can see two environments with the names Production and Sandbox. These are the default names for your first production and sandbox environments. If you open the Admin Center for the first time, you will...