Introduction to developing with Finance and Operations apps

Beginner
Intermediate
Developer
Dynamics 365
Finance and Operations

As a developer working with Finance and Operations apps, it's important to have a firm grasp of the main architecture components of the Dynamics 365 ecosystem and Finance and Operations apps. Knowledge of core developer concepts, including technical capabilities, source code, testing frameworks, and reporting tools, will support your further efforts in building development skills that you can apply to Finance and Operations apps.

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of Finance and Operations apps.
  • Basic knowledge of Lifecycle Services.
  • Basic understanding of Visual Studio.
  • Familiarity with object-oriented development.

Modules in this learning path

Important

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, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

Dynamics 365 offers a large range of cloud-driven applications that help organizations optimize their business so they can reach their full potential. This module explores the Dynamics 365 ecosystem and how the apps work together to help your organization reach its fullest potential. Additionally, this module describes the major components of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations that are important for you to know before you begin developing.

Important

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, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

To begin developing for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, you must understand the core concepts of development, including packages, models, and elements. Additionally, as a developer, you will need to understand metadata management and source control tools and processes by using Azure DevOps. Last, this module will also discuss the purpose of Lifecycle Services (LCS), deployable packages and their importance throughout development, and implementation of Finance and Operations.

Important

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, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

Identifying design and deployment processes that conform to organizational policies will help you in developing for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and ensure that code is deployed to the correct environments to avoid issues in production.

Important

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, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

Lifecycle Services (LCS) helps you host Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations environments. It provides repeatable processes to support consistent success with each delivery. LCS is available to customers and partners as part of their support plans.

Important

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, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

Learn how to use performance tools and Lifecycle Services (LCS) environment monitoring tools to enhance your validation and testing experience in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

Important

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, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

When you are collaborating with other developers, it's important to manage your source code by using version control. For Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, this means using Azure DevOps within Visual Studio.

Important

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, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

In Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, the test framework helps to alleviate risks and provides a system to manage a clean record of testing.

Important

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, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

A report is a structured presentation of data. Reporting presents data in a way that lets you make informed decisions by using data visualizations, dashboards, financial reporting, and structured documents. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations provides several reporting tools that you can use to meet different reporting needs. This module will help you become familiar with the various reporting options that are available with with Finance and Operations.