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How to get additional development environment for Finance and Operations and what will be its cost

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As a customer, we need an additional development environment for our Finance and Operations implementation project besides standard instances. I can see standard environments in LCS:

  1. PROD
  2. Standard Acceptance Test
  3. Develop and Test 02 (Used as Build environment)
  4. Develop and Test 01 (Used by partner)

We need an additional development environment for Customer related development work. I know we have 3 options for this new environment:

  1. Downloadable VHD
  2. Tier 1 environment managed under Microsoft subscription
  3. Tier 1 environment managed under Customer Azure subscription

What I couldn't find is the cost of each of options and their related pros/cons.

Your suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thanks!

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    nmaenpaa Profile Picture
    nmaenpaa 101,148 on at
    RE: How to get additional development environment for Finance and Operations and what will be its cost

    You need to ask the price of (MS hosted) Tier1 environment from your license provider. But it's roughly 350-400 EUR per month. I haven't checked it in a while. The MS hosted boxes are limited and even MS doesn't seem to recommend them for development.

    A dev box in your Azure subscription costs roughly 100-140 EUR per month if you run it only during business hours (auto-shutdown, potentially auto-start as well). If you don't use premium storage it's less than 100, if you use premium storage it's closer to 140. And you can set it up in more expensive ways, so you need to pay attention to the settings that you use.

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    Sukrut Parab Profile Picture
    Sukrut Parab 71,643 Moderator on at
    RE: How to get additional development environment for Finance and Operations and what will be its cost

    If you are in your own subscription pricing is going to be based on Azure price list . You can use below link to calculate that  based on size you are choosing  

    [View:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/:750:50]

    For example , if you choose following machine , its going to cost you $770 /month . 

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    If you are in Microsoft  subscription you don't  have separate cost as you pay for licenses . You can save cost by stopping those machines when not in use ,as Andre suggested above,

  • M Anas Khan Profile Picture
    M Anas Khan 1,416 on at
    RE: How to get additional development environment for Finance and Operations and what will be its cost

    Any rough idea for the monthly fixed fee for Option 2?

  • André Arnaud de Calavon Profile Picture
    André Arnaud de Cal... 287,986 Super User on at
    RE: How to get additional development environment for Finance and Operations and what will be its cost

    Hi Muhammad,

    The pricing for option 3 depends on the VM size you are choosing. With this option, you can control when the environment is running. So you can stop it to save costs when you are not using the environment. Option 2 is based on a monthly fixed fee. 

  • M Anas Khan Profile Picture
    M Anas Khan 1,416 on at
    RE: How to get additional development environment for Finance and Operations and what will be its cost

    Can anyone please explain about the pricing of options 2 and 3?

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    Jie G Profile Picture
    Jie G on at
    RE: How to get additional development environment for Finance and Operations and what will be its cost

    Hi Muhammad,

    The following table shows the advantages and disadvantages of each hosting model. Use this information to evaluate the model that will work best for your project.

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    For more details, please refer to the official document: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/retail/dev-itpro/new-environments-visual-studio-teams-branch-retail-projects 

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    Community Member Microsoft Employee on at
    RE: How to get additional development environment for Finance and Operations and what will be its cost

    amazing article from Kurt on Selecting the correct Tier level on your sandboxes

    https://kurthatlevik.com/

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