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Setting Up Modern Dev sandbox for BC 365

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I'm just starting to learn the new modern development. Which is better way to setup the container sandbox: Azure-hosted or local-hosted container sandbox?

If I chose Asure hosted do i need to host the BC 365 database on the cloud or can I use in primis database? I have few customers that prefer to keep there database on Primis rather that hosted it on the cloud.

Is there an article that can guid me through the setup? Also;  a guide on how to use the new develpment tools?

Thanks.

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  • Dietmar Wehinger Profile Picture
    Dietmar Wehinger 65 on at
    RE: Setting Up Modern Dev sandbox for BC 365

    Thanks again Stefano. I do appreciate your help.

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    Stefano Demiliani Profile Picture
    Stefano Demiliani 37,152 on at
    RE: Setting Up Modern Dev sandbox for BC 365

    No. The Azure VM template creates a developmental environment, normally used to start developing and testing extensions. You create an .app file here and then you can deploy this .app file to your final environments.

  • Dietmar Wehinger Profile Picture
    Dietmar Wehinger 65 on at
    RE: Setting Up Modern Dev sandbox for BC 365

    Great. Thanks so much for your help.

     If I have 2 different databases Do I need to create a VM for every database I have?

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    Stefano Demiliani Profile Picture
    Stefano Demiliani 37,152 on at
    RE: Setting Up Modern Dev sandbox for BC 365

    Yes sure. When you create the VM you can choose the D365BC docker image you want (onpremise or SaaS version).

  • Dietmar Wehinger Profile Picture
    Dietmar Wehinger 65 on at
    RE: Setting Up Modern Dev sandbox for BC 365

    Thanks Stefano for your help. So just to make sure I understood you, I can still create extensions to the on Premise database even though I'm using Azure Hosted Container, right?

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    Stefano Demiliani Profile Picture
    Stefano Demiliani 37,152 on at
    RE: Setting Up Modern Dev sandbox for BC 365

    Azure-hosted container-based sandboxes consists on an Azure VM with all the tools installed. Database is SQL Express in the docker container. If instead you install a local-hosted container, you have a container that runs in your local Docker environment. As standard, database is inside the container on Sql Express.

    Please remember that docker-container environments are not for production, they are sandboxes environment used for development and testing purposes.

    To use a different database server (for example a local Sql server instance) with a Docker enviroment, please refer to this post:

    freddysblog.com/.../

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