Restore deleted environments

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Business value

Environments are occasionally deleted by mistake. In other cases, a trial expires, but the prospect wants to take their data with them. With this release wave, we put environments into a soft-deleted state for seven days after someone deletes them. During this time, admins can restore the deleted environment in the Business Central admin center.

Feature details

Environments in the soft-deleted state are visible in the admin center. Admins can restore such an environment without having to involve Microsoft support. Our aim is to reduce the risk of data loss if an environment is deleted by accident, which today would require urgent assistance from Microsoft support.

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See also

Managing Production and Sandbox Environments in the Admin Center (docs)