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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

Chapter 4: Telemetry Setup and Analysis

What is telemetry? It is an automated communication process from multiple data sources. Telemetry helps you to understand what's going on with your software – Does anybody use it? How do they use it? And if something went wrong, then when and why did that happen? In some cases, you will know about the problem even earlier than your customer.

Figure 4.1 – Telemetry sample

When you report to Microsoft regarding some issues with your environment, they always check the telemetry because it will tell them more than you will.

To be clear, you will be familiar with Change Log in Business Central. It is a table where system logs record changes, provided you have set up it before. Telemetry behaves like that. It logs a user's actions and environment events and sends them to cloud storage. You have a set of default events that are being logged automatically, and you could collect the telemetry using code...