Course Overview

In this course we discuss the tasks needed to fulfill the role of developer in Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Apps. The Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (FO) developer is a key technical resource that implements and extends the application to meet the requirements of the business.

Key Learning Areas

  • Create and document a data model
  • Implement entities and fields
  • Create and maintain solutions
  • Automate business processes
  • Extend the user experience
  • Develop integrations

Course Outline

Overview & Architecture

  • Describe the Dynamics 365 ecosystem and major components of the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (FO) software
  • Describe the architecture of D365FO
  • Describe relevant D365FO design and deployment considerations

Lab: Development Environment configuration and Project/Model Creation 

Developer Tools

  • Manage system implementations by using Lifecycle Services
  • Customize D365FO by using Visual Studio
  • Manage source code and artifacts by using version control
  • Work with other development tools to complete tasks

Lab: Source Control using DevOps

Solution Design

  • Determine the required application stack components and server architecture
  • Implement Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Design a solution for D365FO

Lab: Data Structure Development

AOT Elements

  • Create forms, Create and extend tables
  • Create Extended data Types (EDT) and enumerations,
  • Create classes and extend AOT element

Lab: Metadata Extension & Development

Code Development & Testing

  • Develop X++ code
  • Develop object-oriented code
  • Extend D365 FO functionality
  • Describe test framework and tools
  • Perform Unit Testing

Lab: Code Extension & Development

Data Migration

  • Describe migration tools and methodologies
  • Plan Migration strategy
  • Prepare data for migration and migrate data

Lab: Data Export/Import using Data Entity

Lab: Recurring Data Transfer


  • Implement D365 FO functionality

Lab: SysExtension Framework


  • Identify Data integration patterns and scenarios
  • Implement Data integration concepts and solutions
  • Implement Recurring integrations
  • Integrate D365FO with Microsoft Azure
  • Troubleshoot integration errors
  • Implement the Data Management Package API

Lab: OData Integration

Lab: Logic App Integration

Lab: Calling an External Web Service


  • Describe the capabilities and limitations of reporting tools in D365FO
  • Design, create, and revise Dynamics Reports
  • Design, create, and revise Dynamics workspaces
  • Design, create, and revise data sources that connect to data stores external to D365FO

Lab: Power BI reporting from F&O

Security & Performance

  • Describe and implement performance tools and LCS Environment Monitoring tools
  • Implement role-based security policies and requirements
  • Apply fundamental performance optimization techniques
  • Optimize performance for batch processes
  • Optimize user interface performance
  • Enhance Integration performance
  • Optimize Report Performance

Lab: Async & Sandbox Functionality

Who Benefits

A PowerApps Developer is responsible for designing, developing, securing, extending, and integrating a platform implementation. The developer implements components of the solution that include application enhancements, custom user experience, system integrations, data conversions, custom process automation, and custom visualizations.


Developer training. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Apps Developers implement and extend applications to meet the requirements of the business. Candidates provide fully realized solutions by using standardized application coding patterns, extensible features, and external integrations.