In the previous post, an introduction to dual-write, the OOB infrastructure setting up integration between Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (F&O) and Dataverse/ Dynamics 365 CE apps was discussed. This post will further unveil the dual-write topic focusing on environments. It's of importance to note, the management of F&O environments is shifting from LCS to PPAC (Power Platform Admin Center). The setup method of these environments is about to change. The environmental findings will be discussed as per the 'old way' structure of F&O setup in LCS.
The transition from LCS to PPAC for managing F&O environments is a significant development. With this, the provisioning of environments will drastically change. While one F&O set within Dataverse suffices for a POC, tackling projects beyond a POC will require a more robust and nuanced approach. The environmental findings, formulated based on the LCS structure of F&O, provide key insights during such scenarios. Understanding and employing the right environmental strategy becomes instrumental in successful F&O operations and interactions with Dataverse/ Dynamics 365 CE apps.
Dual-write is a way to integrate Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (F&O) and Dataverse/ Dynamics 365 CE apps. This post will discuss some general findings related to dual-write environments, based on the setup with F&O in LCS. The findings include that one set of F&O and Dataverse is good for a POC, but more than one set may be needed for a production environment; that F&O and Dataverse environments must be kept in sync for dual-write to work properly; that F&O and Dataverse must be in the same region to work properly; that F&O and Dataverse environments must have the same name; that F&O and Dataverse environments must have the same currency; that dual-write can be used with on-premise F&O environments; and that the integration must be tested thoroughly before being put into production.
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