Disable any reliance on internet in Finance and Operations on-premise

There are some features within Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations on-premises which rely on an internet connection.

This means that the on-premises version DOES by default have a dependency on some cloud services - BUT you can turn that off, so there is no dependency.

As an example, last week there was an AAD outage, which affected on-premises customer's ability to log into the application. What was happening was - you'd log in as normal - see the home page for a moment, then it would redirect to the AAD login page, which was down, so the user would be stuck.

In the background this relates to the Skype presence feature - after the user logs in, in the background the system is contacting the Skype service online - which is what triggers that redirect to AAD when AAD is unavailable.

There is a hotfix available which allows a System Administrator to turn off all cloud/internet related functions in the on-prem version, details are available here:
Disable internet connectivity

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