Dynamics 365 Business Central Trials and Previews

Business Central is available in an increasing number of countries across the world. If you want to learn about Business Central, you can sign up for a free trial, and if you are a partner, you can create previews using sandboxes that you can then share with prospects and customers.

Getting Started with Previews and Sandboxes

Previews based on sandboxes are great ways to get started with Business Central. A preview instance contains functionality that is in addition to what's available in the current version. As a partner, you can provide customers with trials based on already existing functionality, customizations, and previews of future capabilities. With previews like this, you can try and provide feedback about upcoming capabilities.

You can think of a sandbox as a non-production environment that you can use on top of your production or preview instance of Business Central. A sandbox lets you safely build and test extensions and develop new functionality to customize the service without affecting the data and settings of your production or preview instances. Right now, all customers who have a production or preview version can use a sandbox.

For more information about how to get started with a sandbox, see Creating a Sandbox Environment.


The sandbox contains demonstration data for the fictitious CRONUS company. No data is copied or otherwise transferred from the production environment.

Building New Solutions and Intellectual Property

Business Central offers a set of development tools and a modern platform to build on so you can create your own add-on apps and embed solutions to connect or extend Business Central.

For example, you can use an API to build a connected app to exchange data between Business Central and your payroll app. Connect apps can also make use of extensions to create pages to be used for setup, configuration, or to support app-specific features. For more information, see Build Your Business on Dynamics 365 Business Central.

See Also

Getting Started
Working with Business Central
Choosing Your Dynamics 365 Business Central Development Sandbox Environment
The Business Central Administration Center

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