Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Components accessible through On-Premise edition and cloud edition.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Components – On Premise

Off late, there have been quite a lot of questions regarding how Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365 FO) On-Premise Edition works. This post will highlight the differences and the components to be considered, before setting up D365 FO On-premise edition. The details are highlighted in a tabular format. The following table (Table 1) highlights the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Components, On-Premise Edition, and Cloud Edition.

Differences between Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365 FO) On-Premise versus Cloud edition:

The table below highlights the differences between D365 FO On-Premise versus the D365 FO Online versions. The following are the list of components to be considered.

  • Microsoft Azure subscription
  • Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services subscription
  • Visibility to Microsoft Azure hosting the virtual machines, storage Accounts, load balancer, network interface, virtual network, network security group
  • Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) subscription
  • Visibility to Resource Groups
  • Dynamics-wsfed Enabled Service to publish the Finance and Operations from LCS to Azure

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Accessible Components (D365 FO):

The table below highlights the elements that are accessible and non-accessible through Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365 FO) On-Premise and Cloud editions.

Component

D365 FO On-Premise

D365 FO Cloud

Azure connector

Yes

No

Azure Subscription

Yes

Yes

Visibility to Azure Platform hosting the virtual machine, storage account, Load balancer, Network interface, Network Security Group, Load Balancer

Yes

No

Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) Subscription

Yes

Yes

Visibility to Resource Group

Yes

No

Dynamics-wsfed Enabled Service to publish the Finance and Operations from LCS to Azure

Yes

No

Servicing environments (Microsoft assistance provided)

No

Yes

Table 1 – Components accessible with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations On-Premise and Cloud editions

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance And Operations, Cloud Edition:
Following is a sample topology for the Cloud Edition of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

Fig 1 – Dynamics 365 for Finance And Operations Cloud Edition

In the Cloud Edition, the Microsoft Azure platform and services are abstracted from the partner and the customer using Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, On-Premise Edition:
Following is a sample topology for the On-Premise Edition of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. In case of the On-Premise Edition, the Microsoft Azure platform and the relevant services used to host Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations application is visible to the customer and the partner. An Azure connector will be required that connects the Azure subscription with the Microsoft Lifecycle Services and to enable Microsoft-DynamicswsfedEnabled service to publish the Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations services and virtual machine to Microsoft Azure.

Fig 2- Dynamics 365 For Finance And Operations On Premise Edition

 

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Navneeth Nagrajan is a Technical Consultant at Avanade Australia focusing on implementation, pre-sales and support of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations/ Microsoft Dynamics Ax ERP. Before Avanade, Navneeth worked as a Solutions Consultant at LM WindPower focusing on implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics Ax Enterprise Resource Planning solution. Prior to LM WindPower, he worked as a Lead Consultant for ITC Infotech India Limited focusing on Enterprise Solutions like Microsoft Dynamics AX & Microsoft Dynamics CRM. He has worked for Microsoft as a Partner Technical Consultant. His primary focus area is Microsoft Dynamics AX and he specializes on Trade & Logistics, CRM, Service Management and Project Management functionalities. His secondary focus area is Microsoft Dynamics CRM and he specializes on Sales Management, Marketing Management and Service Management sections. He has successfully assisted more than 100 Microsoft partners and customers. At Microsoft, He has successfully written and published papers on '​'​ Needs for Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the Education Sector''. Prior to Microsoft, he has worked as a Functional Consultant and has implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX in the Manufacturing and Services Segment. He has also worked as a Business Development Executive implementing Document Management Systems for Security Broking and Manufacturing Organizations.