Next steps after placing an order for the new Dynamics AX through CSP

There are two options to create an LCS Project and work on behalf of the customer: Prerequisite: You must be a Cloud Solution Provider partner who has recently sold the new Dynamics AX to a customer Option 1: After you associate the required number of licenses to a customer tenant, click <Customer name> > Service…


What comes next after placing an order for the new AX through volume licensing

How to buy the new AX using VL/EA channel? Note:  Steps 1 through 9 is applicable for customers who are new to Microsoft online services and if the customers PCN is NOT associated to a tenant. However, if the customer’s PCN is already associated to a tenant because you are an existing Microsoft online services customer then, the AX…


Release notes: September 13, 2017

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the September release of Lifecycle Services (LCS). Roll back failed packages in Tier 2+ Sandbox environments With the September release of LCS, we have added support, including the new buttons Resume and Roll back, to roll back packages when package application fails. When a package…


Known Issue: Applying package fails on environments deployed with App 7.0 or App RTW version

Update as of Aug 18 2017. The below issue has now been fixed. Applying packages on App 7.0 and App RTW will not fail in pre-servicing stage. With the August release of LCS, we have found a bug that causes package applied using the ‘Apply Updates’ flow to fail when trying to download the package…


August release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the August release of Lifecycle Services (LCS). Deploy different environment types Customer implementation projects In addition to the cloud environments that are included in a customer’s Dynamics 365 subscription, LCS implementation projects are available. These projects enable customers to deploy demo environments…


Known Issue: Package deployment progress not visible in the UI in LCS

Update as of Aug 18 2017. The below issue has now been ifixed and package application progress will be visible through the ‘Apply Updates’ flow in LCS.  We have discovered a bug in the ‘Apply Updates’ flow in Lifecycle Services, where the step details are not visible in the ‘Environment Updates’ section shown in the UI…


Known Issue in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition Platform Update 9

Last week, Microsoft released Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition Platform Update 9. After the release, we found a critical bug in the platform that was causing forms and tables authored using extensions to throw an error when they were opened. This was due to a bug in the compiler logic that generated…


July release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the July release of Lifecycle Services (LCS). In June, we had several milestone product releases such as Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition (on-premises), Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition, and Dynamics 365 for Retail. Each of…


Guidelines for Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 and Tier 5 environments deployed in Microsoft’s subscription

Customers who purchase a Dynamics 365 for Operations or Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition subscription can deploy a Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 or Tier 5 environment in the LCS Implementation project provisioned for their tenant and use it for development and testing. Though the customer has admin access…


June release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the June release of Lifecycle Services. Servicing flow updates With this release of LCS, you will no longer be able to delete packages that have been applied on an environment and are submitted along with an active service request. We were…


Deploying Dynamics AX 2012 R3 environments through Lifecycle Services has now resumed

[Update to the below blog post as of August 2nd 2017. Demo environments for Dynamics AX 2012 R3 are now available for deployment; however, moving forward we will only be allowing the creation of a demo environment based on the current Cumulative Update, so older CU’s will no longer be available as demo VMs.] Two weeks back, Microsoft…


Known issue: Applying binary updates

[Update to the Known Issue below. This issue was fixed in a LCS hotfix released on 27th July 2017. ] The Maintain button on the Environment page in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) lets environment managers apply binary updates directly to their Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations environment from LCS. However, because of a known…