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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.

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The Finance and Operations applications represent the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering from Microsoft. It is designed to enable the entire ERP application suite as a cloud-based solution, for both public and private clouds, as well as on-premises. It leverages the speed, simplicity, and cost-effectiveness of working in the cloud, while building on the latest technology from Microsoft. This release introduces significant changes to the development experience. These changes include:

  • 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


Tools, models, and VMs

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

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