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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

Big customers

At the beginning of this section, I want to say that the numbers mentioned ahead are not limits for Business Central SaaS. The environment could operate using these numbers, but from my point of view, if you reach them, it will be better to have on-premises Business Central.

I did not pull these numbers out of thin air – they were presented at a Microsoft session about large customers at the Directions EMEA 2021 conference. These numbers are true at least for the years 2021-2022 and could change in the future.

So, you are a big customer if your single environment meets one of the following conditions:

  • You have 1,000 records in the Users table.
  • You have 800,000 records in the Sales Invoice Header table.
  • You have 17 million records in the G/L Entry table.
  • Your database is more than 400 GB.
  • You migrate more than 160 GB from on-premises environments.
  • Your users perform more than 82,000 interactions in the browser per hour.
  • Your...