Creating a Sandbox Environment in Dynamics 365 for Financials and Operations, Business Edition

A sandbox environment (Preview) is a non-production instance of Financials. Isolated from production, a sandbox environment is the place to safely explore, learn, demo, develop, and test the service without the risk of affecting the data and settings of your production environment.

Additional documentation regarding a sandbox environment can also be found here:

To create a sandbox environment:

You must have a subscription to Financials to be able to create a sandbox environment. There can only be one sandbox environment per subscription. You can also reset your sandbox environment at anytime back to the original environment.

  1. Sign in to your production instance of the Financials service.
  2. Choose the Search for Page or Report icon, enter Sandbox Environment, and then choose the related link
  3. Select Create.
    Another tab in your browser will open for finishing the setup of your sandbox environment.
  4. When the sandbox environment is ready, you will be redirected to sandbox environment's Welcome wizard.
  5. Choose Learn more to read about scenarios that you can try in a sandbox environment. Or, choose Close to continue to the Role Center of your Financials sandbox instance.
  6. At the top of the Role Center, a notification appears to inform you that this is a sandbox environment. You can also see the type of the environment in the title bar of the client.
    Original Tenant URL: https://<tenantname>
    Sandbox Tenant URL:https://<tenantname>

In the sandbox environment, a brand-new tenant has been created. This tenant is loaded with default demonstration data for the CRONUS company. No data is copied or otherwise transferred from the production environment during the sandbox creation.

You can use the Sandbox environment to enable Advanced functionality in the Dynamics 365 for Financials and Operations, Business Edition (currently known as "Tenerife"). To do this choose the Search for Page or Report icon, enter Company Information.  Set the User Experience field to Advanced.