Develop and customize home page
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations has evolved into purpose-built applications to help you manage specific business functions. For more information about these changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide.
This topic provides links to topics about development.
The Finance and Operations applications represent the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering from Microsoft. The apps enable the entire ERP application suite as a cloud-based solution, for both public and private clouds, as well as on-premises. The apps leverage the speed, simplicity, and cost-effectiveness of working in the cloud, while building on the latest technology from Microsoft. The development experience includes:
- Development tools that are decoupled from any running environment. You develop against local, XML-based files, not the online database.
- Microsoft Visual Studio is the development environment. The Visual Studio environment is customized to provide you with a smooth and familiar experience.
- The X++ compiler generates Common Intermediate Language (CIL) for all features. CIL is the same intermediate language used by other .NET-based (managed) languages, such as the C# programming language.
- You can leverage the browser-based client and the design patterns for forms to provide an improved end-user experience.
- The Application Lifecycle Model (ALM) supports build automation, test automation, and deployment of models to the cloud.
- Get evaluation copies
- Sign up for preview subscriptions
- Deploy and access development environments
- Development system requirements
- Removed or deprecated features
- Deprecated APIs
- Rename a local development (VHD) environment
- Introduction to Azure DevOps (Video)
Tutorials for development tools
- Development tools tutorial
- Create models and data model elements overview
- Build and debug projects
- Version control, metadata search, and navigation
Tools, models, and VMs
- Development tools in Visual Studio
- Application Explorer
- Finance and Operations project type in Visual Studio
- Element designers
- Commands for determining how elements are used
- Models and packages
- Build operations
- Code editor features
- Tools add-ins for Visual Studio
- Export and import models
- Metadata search in Visual Studio
- Create new users on development machines
- Update the Visual Studio development tools
- Development and build VMs that don't allow admin access FAQ
Build automation using Azure
- Build automation using Microsoft-hosted agents and Azure Pipelines
- Add license files to a deployable package in Azure Pipelines
- Create deployable packages in Azure Pipelines
- X++ model-versioning in Azure Pipelines
X++ programming language
- Changes in X++ and the X++ compiler
- EventHandlerResult classes in request or response scenarios
- Debug X++ code by using the debugger in Visual Studio
- Language Integrated Query (LINQ) provider for C#
- Write best practice rules
Customize with extensions and overlayering
Move packages between environments
- Take traces by using Trace parser
- Diagnose issues and analyze performance by using Trace parser
- Performance timer
User interface concepts
The client is an HTML web client that runs in all major browsers. For information about developing and customizing the user interface, see the User interface development home page.
Data entities and OData
Testing support in Visual Studio
- Testing and validations
- Test projects in Visual Studio
- Developer topology deployment with continuous build and test automation
- Task recorder resources