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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.


Getting started

Fleet Management

Development tools

Tutorials for development tools

Tools, models, and VMs

Build automation using Azure

X++ programming language


Language support


Customize with extensions and overlayering

Code migration

Move packages between environments


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.


Reporting services

Data entities and OData

Testing support in Visual Studio

Office integration


Mobile platform

Global finance management


Supply Chain Management

Additional resources

Insider tips on development


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