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D365 for Finance and Operations for Cloud Deployments

This article lists the system requirements for the current version of Microsoft D365 for Finance and Operations for cloud deployments.

If this step is appropriate, before you install F&O, you should verify that the system that you’re working with meets or exceeds the minimum network, hardware, and software requirements.

Supported Web Browsers

The web application can run in any of the following web browsers that run on the specified operating systems:

  • Microsoft Edge (latest publicly available version) on Windows 10
  • Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7
  • Google Chrome (latest publicly available version)
  • Apple Safari (latest publicly available version)

To find the latest release for each web browser, go to the software manufacturer’s website.

Supported Web Browsers for Retail Cloud POS

Retail Cloud point of sale (POS) can run in any of the following web browsers that run on the specified operating systems:

  • Microsoft Edge (latest publicly available version) on Windows 10
  • Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7
  • Chrome (latest publicly available version) on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7

D365 for Finance and Operations for Cloud Deployments System requirements for Retail client components

1. Retail Modern POS for Windows requirements

Supported Windows Operating Systems

  • Retail Modern POS is a 32-bit application, but it will run on both x86 and x64 architectures.
  • Retail Modern POS is supported on Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise Long Term Service Branch (LTSB), and Windows 10 IOT Enterprise editions. At a minimum, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607), build 14393, must be installed.
  • It is not recommended to use Retail Modern POS and other Retail components on Windows 10 Pro unless within the domain as Windows 10 Pro doesn’t enable for advanced management of updates to the operating system.
  • It is not recommended to use Retail Modern POS and any other Retail component together on the same computer.

Minimum system requirements

  • The minimum supported effective resolution for POS Full layout (PCs and tablets) is 1,024 × 768 (recommended 1366 x 768 or greater)
  • The minimum supported effective resolution for POS Compact layout (phones and small tablets) is 320 x 568 (recommended 360×640 or greater)
  • The computer that Retail Modern POS runs on must meet these requirements:
    • It must have, at a minimum, a dual-core processor that runs at no less than 2 gigahertz (GHz).
    • It must have, at a minimum, 3 gigabytes (GB) of random-access memory (RAM). When combining with SQL Server for offline, no less than 4 GB of RAM is required.
    • It must have internet access.

2. Retail Modern POS for Apple iPhone or iPad requirements

  • iOS 11 or later

3. Retail Modern POS for Android phone or tablet requirements

  • Android OS 6.0 or later

4. Retail hardware station requirements

Supported operating systems

  • Retail hardware station is a 32-bit application, but it will run on both x86 and x64 architectures.
  • Retail hardware station is supported on the following operating systems:
      • Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions.
      • The Windows 8.1 Update 1 Professional, Enterprise, and Embedded editions.
      • Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, Enterprise LTSB, and IOT Enterprise editions.
      • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016.
      • It is not recommended to use Retail hardware station and other Retail components on Windows 10 Pro unless within a domain as Windows 10 Pro doesn’t allow for advanced management of updates to the operating system.

Minimum system requirements

The computer must meet all system requirements for installing and using the following items:

  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Third-party hardware

5. Retail Store Scale Unit requirements

Take note that the minimum system requirements listed below are the bare minimum necessary to get a Retail Store Scale Unit to function in a test scenario. The following is not representative of a realistic production environment. It is critical to perform proper performance testing and validate that the hardware used will meet the needs of the users.

Supported operating systems

  • Retail Store Scale Unit is a 32-bit application, but it will run on both x86 and x64 architectures.
  • Retail Store Scale Unit is supported on the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions.
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1 Professional, Enterprise, and Embedded editions.
  • The Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, Enterprise LTSB, and IOT Enterprise editions.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016.
  • It is not recommended to use Retail Store Scale Unit and other Retail components on Windows 10 Pro unless within a domain as Windows 10 Pro doesn’t allow for advanced management of updates to the operating system

Minimum system requirements

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 1.6 GHz peak CPU speed per core (Two cores are the minimum.)
  • At least 10 GB of free space (The channel database can require a large amount of space.)
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 2.4 GHz i7 (or equivalent) peak CPU speed per core (Four cores are recommended.)
  • At least 10 GB of free space (The channel database can require a large amount of space.)

It would be in an organization’s best interest to also take the following items into consideration when determining personal hardware needs:

  • A number of physical network ports (More ports enhances throughput per second.)
  • SQL Server log flush size (This directly impacts SQL Server performance.)
  • Data read and write capabilities (This directly impacts SQL Server performance.)
  • Number of CPU(s) core, number of simultaneous threads per core, and speed per core (This impacts overall throughput of the system.)
  • Whether load balancing will be required.

6. Connector requirements

Supported operating systems

  • The Connector for Microsoft Dynamics AX has two separate installers, one for Async Server Connector service and one for Real-time service for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
  • Both components are 32-bit applications, but they will run on both x86 and x64 architectures.
  • Both components are supported on the following operating systems:
    • Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions.
    • Windows 8.1 Update 1 Professional, Enterprise, and Embedded editions.
    • Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Enterprise LTSB editions.
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016.
    • It is not recommended to use Retail components on Windows 10 Pro unless within a domain as Windows 10 Pro doesn’t allow for advanced management of updates to the operating system.

Minimum system requirements

  • 2 GB of RAM (Four GB of RAM are recommended.)
  • 1.6 GHz peak CPU speed per core (Two cores are the minimum.)
  • At least 10 GB of free space (The channel database can require a large amount of space.)

7. Requirements for development on local VMs

Database collation

The only supported collation for Finance and Operations databases in the cloud is SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. Please ensure that your SQL Server and database collations in development environments are set to this. Also, ensure that any configuration environments that are published to Sandbox have this same collation. For more information, please contact us.

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