How to create Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Trial instance?

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A step by step guide for creating a Dynamics 365 CE Trial instance.

Step 1: https://trials.dynamics.com/

Step 2: Click on Try for free

Website for creating a new Dynamics 365 CE trial account.

Step 3: Click on Start your free trial

Getting started with a new trial account.

Step 4: Click on the link Click here

Creating a new trial account.

Step 5: Fill out email address (either private, work or school address) > Click on Next.

Email assigned for the the Dynamics account.

Step 6: Click Set up account

Email assigned for the the Dynamics account.

Step 7: Add information about yourself > Click Next

Contact information.

Step 8: Verify yourself by text message or call.

Contact information for the new instance.

Step 9: Add verification code > Click Verify

Verification of the contact information for the new instance.

Step 10: Add user name and password, and the domain of the trial tenant > Click Next

Sign in information for the new instance.

Step 11: The environment gets created and you get to this page

Confirmation details of the new instance

Step 12: Click Get Started.

Step 13: Click on + New to create a new environment. Provide the following and Click on Next.

Name: Provide the name of the CRM instance.

Type: Choose Trial (subscription-based) for 30 day CRM Trial.

Region: Choose nearest region to your location.

Purpose: Provide some meaningful description of the CRM instance.

How to add a new environment from the admin center
Environment configuration settings.

Step 14: Now, we need to provide some basic information mentioned below to create a database for our Trial instance.

Language: Choose the default CRM language.

URL: Provide a unique keyword for browsing your Trial instance, otherwise it will generate a domain for you.

Currency: Choose your country currency.

Click on Save.

Dataverse Database configuration.

Step 15: The new environment is created and prepared for use. This will take some time. We can see the status of in the State column. When the status changes to Active the environment is ready for use.

Environment is getting prepared.
Environment creation is complete and ready for use.

Step 16: Select the Trial instance and click on Open environment to see the Dynamics 365 CE web page.

Open environment from the admin center

This opens the Dynamics 365 CE page below.

List of application in the Dynamics 365 CE instance

Hope you found the guide useful and that you created the Dynamics 365 CE instance successfully.