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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

Upgrade scheduling

As we know from previous chapters, there are two update types that you can schedule:

  • Major updates – twice a year in April and October
  • Minor updates – usually on the first Friday of the month, except for April and October

So, you've got a notification that a new update is available. What are your next actions?

Important Note

If you do not set the upgrade date, your environment will be updated on any day between the default date and the last upgrade date. This can cause an interruption of a normal user's work.

Environment updates are managed by Microsoft, and all that you need to do is schedule them. Before you schedule your production environment update, I would advise you to do the following things:

  • Set an update date of the production environment in the future for two reasons:
    1. I want to ensure that my per tenant extensions are fully compatible with the incoming update, so I will update the sandbox environment...