Yesterday Microsoft announced the availability of preview environments for Business Central 2021 release wave 1, and as of today was able to actually create one 🙂
So how do you do this?
Well it’s actually very simple. In your current Business Central Saas environment, open the Admin Center:
Or use this URL: https://businesscentral.dynamics.com/YOURTENANTID/admin and replace YOURTENANTID with your tenant id. Where can you find your tenant id? You can find that here:
In the Environments, click New:
In the pane that opens, at the right side of the screen, select Type: Sandbox and then in ‘Select a version for this environment:’ select a v18 version number:
Now click on Create and wait a couple of minutes…
And now you can run it as follows:
Learn how to prepare for major updates with preview environments, try out the new functionality and provide feedback on the preview, see more here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/administration/preview-environments
Make sure read the article about how a major Business Central update rolls out http://aka.ms/bcupdates
To get the Docker Artifacts for the Public Preview use the latest BcContainerHelper PowerShell module and use:
- Get-BcArtifactUrl -storageAccount BcPublicPreview -country <country> -type <type>
- Where <country> is the localization you need (w1, us, dk, de,..)
- And <type> is OnPrem or Sandbox based on whether you need the OnPrem release or the “Sandbox simulation” release.