Before delving into the creation of a deployment pipeline for Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations (D365FO), it is essential to establish a robust foundation. This involves setting up and installing necessary packages along with addressing specific pre-requisites. A well-prepared environment ensures a smooth and efficient deployment process, enhancing the overall effectiveness of the pipeline. This introduction will guide you through the crucial steps by steps required for the initial setup before embarking on the creation of the D365FO deployment pipeline.
Step:1 To begin, install the 'Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Tools' from the Azure DevOps marketplace.
Step 2: Next, download the NuGet Packages from the LCS Shared Asset Library. Navigate to the NuGet packages tab and proceed to download the four packages corresponding to your Development environment's Platform Update version.
Download below packages:
Now navigate to your DevOps Project -> Artifacts -> Connect to Feed.
Now gather all the NuGet Packages and Config file in a folder.
Open CMD as Administrator, Run the command for navigate to downloads folder as: cd “C:\Users\<your username>\Downloads\NugetPackagesD365FO”.
Publish your NuGet packages by providing the package path, an API Key (any string will do) and the feed URL. To publish, run these commands in the Command Prompt window: