Customize Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations by using Visual Studio

Dynamics 365
Finance and Operations


Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is now being licensed as Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management. For more information about these licensing changes, seeĀ Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

Visual Studio is the integrated development environment (IDE) for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Developers can create deployable packages that contain projects and elements that are stored as metadata. Developing in Visual Studio allows users to customize the Finance and Operations experience.

In this module, you will:

  • Create and build projects and deployable packages in Visual Studio.
  • Use the Application Explorer to manage elements.
  • Synchronize data dictionary changes with the application database.
  • Work in the Element Designer to create elements.


  • Basic understanding of enterprise resource planning systems
  • Basic understanding of out-of-the-box features of Visual Studio