Solution Architects Learning Catalog

The following catalog is organized from core knowledge to specific domains, and from most basic to most advanced. If content exists in multiple formats, we'll let you know, so that you can choose the training format that best meets your needs. For more information, see Training content formats.

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Dynamics FastTrack Architect Bootcamp The Dynamics FastTrack Architect Bootcamps are EXCLUSIVELY for solution integrator partners commencing customer implementations that are governed by the Microsoft Dynamics 365 FastTrack customer success program. The FREE intensive Bootcamps are SPECIFICALLY for solution integrator partner architects assigned to FastTrack engagements and are led by senior architects from the Dynamics 365 engineering team. Free instructor-led in person training. Qualifications apply. 5 days

Core platform knowledge

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Go-live Planning (DYN458PAL2) We will discuss the go-live process in detail, and how best to prepare for it, in order to make it as smooth as possible for the customer, partner and Microsoft. Free recording of a web conference 60 minutes
Environment Planning (DYN450PAL2) Please join us for this tech talk on Environment Planning. Learn about the standard environments, what other environments you might need, the options and timing for acquiring and deploying them, and the expected code and data flows between environments. Free recording of a web conference 53 minutes
Demo Data Packages (DYN443PAL) Please join us for this tech talk on the recently released demo data packages. You can use them to customize the demo data you need for your scenarios, and then load just what you need into an environment. Free recording of a web conference 40 minutes
On-Premises (Local Business Data) Deployment (DYN382PAL2) Please join this tech talk for an overview of the on-premise deployment option for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition. In this session, we will look at the solution architecture of an on-premise deployment, ALM aspects, system requirements, and how to provision the Life Cycle Services project.​ Free recording of a web conference 48 minutes
Reduce Data Import and Export Time Using Configurations (DYN315PAL) In this Tech Talk we will discuss the new configuration feature in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition. We will show how you can set up configurations using predefined templates, copy configuration data from a legal entity to a data project and export it, and then import it into another legal entity​. Free recording of a web conference 52 minutes
Reporting Options in Dynamics 365 for Operations (VIR810PAL) This session will discuss various printing scenarios in D365 for Operations, including tips and tricks for Document Routing Agent. Free recording of a web conference 60 minutes

Core development concepts

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Finance and Operations: Acceptance Test Library (DYN650PAL2) Microsoft recently made the Acceptance Test Library (ATL) publicly available. ATL is a library of around 5,000 classes which helps you author readable, performant, quality X++ tests and consistent test data, while hiding the complexity of setting up prerequisites. These are the same classes Microsoft uses internally for testing. The ATL framework’s fluent API facilitates the Test Driven Development and Specification By Example software engineering approaches. Join us for this Tech Talk to learn more about it. Free recording of a web conference 61 minutes
Finance and Operations: Extending Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations with PowerApps (DYN558PAL2) Tech Talk which discusses in detail and demonstrates extending talent applications using Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate. Free recording of a web conference 43 minutes
Data Management (DYN445PAL2) Please join us for this tech talk on Data Management. Learn about the options available and the scenarios for which they are recommended. We will cover the Data Management framework, templates, database copying, cross-company data sharing and performance considerations. Free recording of a web conference 58 minutes
Azure Integration Tools for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (DYN386PAL) This TechTalk will cover the types of tools one might consider while integrating with Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations and when to choose which integration tool. The session will also walk-through some of integration scenarios orchestrated using Azure integration services. Free recording of a web conference 63 minutes
Extensibility (DYN384PAL2) This session will provide an overview of the extensibility plans Microsoft has announced and the recommended path forward for partners and customers who have overlayered code. We will discuss the various methods of extending a solution, looking deep into the metadata extensibility features as well as the ability to augment and extend code. The powerful new Chain of Command feature will be demonstrated, and we will show how many extensibility features are unblocked by this technology. Free recording of a web conference 55 minutes
Integration Frameworks within Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations (DYN385PAL) This session will provide an overview of the integration frameworks within Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations and discuss the consideration under which these frameworks could be used. Free recording of a web conference 64 minutes
Integration Between Dynamics 365 for Sales and Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations via CDS (DYN340PAL) In this Tech talk we will introduce the integration scenario known as Prospect to cash, with sales and marketing activities in Dynamics 365 for Sales and fulfillment in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. We will also take a look at the Data integrator and how to modify the integration. Free recording of a web conference 54 minutes
Mobile Framework (VIR824PAL) This tech talk will walk through the mobile framework capabilities for building apps in Dynamics 365 for Operations. The session will also demonstrate some recently built apps. Free recording of a web conference 58 minutes
Integration (VIR806PAL) This Tech Talk will discuss different integration options for Dynamics 365 for Operations including code samples and demonstrations. Free recording of a web conference 58 minutes
Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Setup (VIR782PAL) This Tech Talk will walk thru the necessary steps to configure a VSTS instance and project to connect to LCS implementation project for Dev/Test environment configuration.​ Free recording of a web conference 41 minutes

Migration and upgrade

Content Description Format Length
Finance and Operations: Upgrading from 7.x to 8+ (DYN519PAL2) Please join us for our next TechTalk, during which we will cover the 7.X to 8.X upgrade process. We will discuss various scenarios and steps to execute for code upgrade and data upgrade. We will also cover extensibility request scenarios and how to raise them where appropriate. Part 1 of 2. Free recording of a web conference 61 minutes
How to upgrade to 7.2 (July 2017) from 7.0 (RTW)/7.1 (Release 1611) (DYN338PAL2) In this session we will explain how to upgrade from Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations application v7.0 (RTW) and v7.1 (1611) to v7.2 (July 2017). We make a clear differentiation between Live customers and ongoing projects (not live yet). ​ Free recording of a web conference 44 minutes
AX2012 to Dynamics 365 for Operations Upgrade (VIR817PAL2) This Tech Talk will provide an overview on how to upgrade code and data from Dynamics AX 2012 to Dynamics 365 for Operations. Free recording of a web conference 45 minutes
AX2009 to Dynamics 365 for Operations Migration Tools (VIR809PAL) This session will cover tooling available to assist you with migrating from AX2009 to D365 for Operations. Free recording of a web conference 55 minutes

Servicing

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Finance and Operations: Servicing, Supporting and Maintaining Production (DYN651PAL2) Tech Talk on how to efficiently support, maintain and service your Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations production environment Free recording of a web conference 53 minutes
Finance and Operations: Feature Management (DYN641PAL2) Tech Talk on the Feature management experience. It provides a workspace where you can view, enable, disable, and schedule features that have been delivered in each release. By default, new features are turned off. You can use the workspace to turn them on and view the documentation for them. Attend this meeting to see what is delivered in 10.0.3 and our plans for future releases. Free recording of a web conference 47 minutes
Finance And Operations: Microsoft Managed Continuous Updates (DYN610PAL) The Continuous Update cadence for Finance and Operations has started! Please join us during this hour to discuss Microsoft Managed Continuous updates, the user experience already available in Lifecycle Services, and forthcoming updates. Free recording of a web conference 61 minutes
Finance And Operations: Microsoft Managed Continuous Updates: What's new - November 1, 2018 (DYN533cust) During this hour we will discuss updates to the Microsoft Managed Continuous update cadence as well as take a look at the user experience in Lifecycle Services. Free recording of a web conference 59 minutes
Finance And Operations: Microsoft Managed Continuous Updates: What's new - November 1, 2018 (DYN533cust) During this hour we will discuss updates to the Microsoft Managed Continuous update cadence as well as take a look at the user experience in Lifecycle Services. Free recording of a web conference 59 minutes
Microsoft Managed Continuous Updates: What's new (DYN543PAL2) During this hour we will explain what is new since our initial announcements about Microsoft Managed Continuous updates. We will discuss the cadence of updates, how we have responded to your valuable feedback on the process, and take a look at the forthcoming Lifecycle Services user experience, through which you will be able to manage your updates. Free recording of a web conference 56 minutes
Microsoft Managed Continuous Updates (DYN474PAL2) We will discuss Microsoft’s plans for keeping your system up-to-date with the latest release. We will cover timelines, the cadence for major and minor updates, the planned procedures, the implications, and what you should do for optimal results. Free recording of a web conference 62 minutes
Monitoring, Optimization Advisor & Critical KBs (DYN456PAL2) We will discuss monitoring capabilities and what Microsoft monitors for you in your production environment, the optimization advisor and how it can be extended, the “Critical X++ updates” experience in LCS, and best practices for the “Report production outage” option in LCS. Free recording of a web conference 40 minutes
Microsoft Managed Continuous Updates (DYN474PAL2) This Tech Talk will provide a walk through on punch out functionality and will cover the setup of an external catalog via purchase requisition scenario. Free recording of a web conference 42 minutes

Testing

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Finance and Operations: Regression Suite Automation Tool -- Background & Setup (DYN646PAL) This is the first of a two-part series on Regression Suite Automation Testing (RSAT). In this session, we will cover how to keep pace with continuous updates using automated testing via RSAT. Learnings and recommendations on creating task recordings and executing tests using RSAT will be covered, along with a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation and setup. Free recording of a web conference 70 minutes
Finance and Operations: Regression Suite Automation Tool -- Testing Lifecycle Demo (DYN647PAL) This is the second of a two-part series on Regression Suite Automation Testing (RSAT). This session will cover a demo of the whole cycle of creating and saving task recordings from Finance and Operations to the BPM library in LCS, synchronizing the BPM library to create test cases in Azure DevOps, grouping the test cases into test suites, and loading and executing the test suites in RSAT. Free recording of a web conference 70 minutes
Finance and Operations: Performance Benchmark for Dynamics 365 (DYN550PAL2) In this Tech Talk, we will describe an approach for preparing and delivering a performance benchmark on Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. We will present the process, main concepts and tools before illustrating a simple case with a demonstration. Free recording of a web conference 68 minutes
Finance and Operations: Performance Key Patterns and Anti-patterns for Dynamics 365 (DYN549PAL) In this Tech Talk, we will present efficient performance patterns that we have seen project teams implement successfully. We will also describe anti-patterns that can lead to serious performance degradation of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations environment. Free recording of a web conference 58 minutes
Regression Suite Automation Tool (DYN480PAL) We will discuss the Regression Suite Automation Tool. It significantly reduces the time and cost of user acceptance testing, when taking a Microsoft update, or before applying custom code and configurations to your Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations production environment. It enables functional power users to record business tasks, using the Finance and Operations task recorder, and convert them into a suite of automated tests, without the need to write source code. Free recording of a web conference 61 minutes
Performance Testing Approach (DYN449PAL2) Please join us for this tech talk on how to approach Performance Testing. Learn about the fundamentals, best practices for testing, available tools and techniques for executing tests and measuring performance, and how to use the results for optimization. Free recording of a web conference 45 minutes