This might not be news to many of you out there, but was certainly new information for me today. I have deployed a new Azure Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (7.3) VM today. (Installed platform version : Update12 (7.0.4709.41129)) Once the deployment was complete I noticed that I could see two user accounts, traditionally we only had Admin**** account using which we are used to RDP into the newly created server. Upon on reading up some more, I understand that Microsoft is aiming to not provide the Admin access for the "Development" and "Build" environments which will be hosted on Microsoft Subscription. Currently this is true and mandatory for UAT and PROD environments hosted by Microsoft on their subscription as part of the D365 unified License plan. Kindly note that this is not the case, if you deploy the DEV environment on your own Azure subscription, then you obviously have all the details include Admin account details. Also the other option could be to actually download VM harddisk from LCS and run in on your computer. I will try some development using the User**** account and try to figure out how feasible it is without having Admin access. Might be tricky for example,
- you cannot access the AOSService under IIS manager
- you cannot open Visual Studio with "Run as Administrator"
- you cannot restart and/or stop any service you would like
Please do share if you have more insights on this. Happy D365Ops'ing :P