Expanded regional coverage for Regulatory Configuration Service (RCS) deployments

Note

These release notes describe functionality that may not have been released yet. To see when this functionality is planned to release, please review What’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy).

Microsoft is improving the digital workspace by streamlining the power and experiences of business applications, allowing business users to be more efficient while navigating across applications. The Regulatory Configuration Service (RCS) lets power users configure the regulatory reports, e-invoices, payment formats, and tax rules that are frequently affected by changing legal requirements. This configuration can be done in one place rather than writing code in multiple applications.

As part of the ongoing enhancements, we are increasing the breadth of regional coverage where the Regulatory Configuration Service environments can be deployed. The system admin, when undertaking the initial service signup, can select to have their RCS environments deployed in the existing supported regions (United States, India), or select to deploy their instance in the new preview regions being supported (China, Europe).

This will allow customers in China and Europe to meet local data residency requirements and use benefits of RCS instead of relying on configuration designers built into Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, which has a limited functionality.

As part of the April '19 release, users can select to host their RCS environments in the following countries/regions:

  • United States (already available)
  • India (already available)
  • Europe (Preview from April 2019)
  • China (Preview from May 2019)

The RCS environment can be provisioned in selected geographic data centers:

RCS environment provisioning