Restore deleted environments


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Business value

Business Central comes with the promise of keeping your data safe and available to you. In this release wave, we give environments a state of soft-deleted for seven days after you delete them. The same terms apply when the environment is scheduled for deletion after a trial has expired. During this time, admins can restore the deleted environment in the Business Central admin center.

Feature details

Environments in the soft-deleted state are visible in the admin center. Admins can restore such an environment without having to involve Microsoft support. Our aim is to reduce the risk of data loss if an environment is deleted by accident, which in earlier versions would require urgent assistance from Microsoft support.

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See also

Managing Production and Sandbox Environments in the Admin Center (docs)