Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations represents 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.