Upgrade Dynamics AX 2012 to finance and operations apps

Solution Architect
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Dynamics 365
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Learn the most important elements and best practices for successfully upgrading your Dynamics AX 2012 solution to finance and operations apps. From the first steps of discovering key architectural differences, getting started with the upgrade process, and code and data upgrade tools, to the best ways of redesigning your integrations, analytics, and reporting based on the latest capabilities.


  • Knowledge of Dynamics AX 2012
  • Familiarity with the Dynamics 365 ecosystem and finance and operations apps.
  • Knowledge of core developer concepts, including technical capabilities, source code, testing frameworks, and reporting tools.
  • Basic object-oriented development knowledge and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of Integrated development environment (IDE) or Visual Studio.

Modules in this learning path

This module introduces learners to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud and reviews the architectural and component changes between Dynamics AX 2012 and the finance and operations apps. By understanding these changes, you can make better decisions for upgrading your Dynamics AX 2012 solution to Dynamics 365.

When you upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to Dynamics 365, you can use the upgrade methodology for finance and operations apps to follow a predefined process, along with links and supporting documents, to overcome challenges with platform and product changes.

Microsoft supports upgrades from Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and R3 to finance and operations apps. All tools to upgrade are generally available. A Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services upgrade methodology is available to help you through the process.

If you are upgrading Dynamics AX 2012 to finance and operations apps, you should understand Dynamics 365 integration concepts and scenarios that are available.

An important step in your upgrade journey is to determine how you will provide your users with the reporting and analytics that they need to make decisions. finance and operations apps provides out-of-the-box tools that allow you to use your data to create modern reporting and analytics.

Because finance and operations apps is a cloud solution, development of elements and code has evolved for organizations to take continuous updates of the application.