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…


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

Two weeks back, Microsoft had published a blog post stating that deploying Dynamics AX 2012 R3 environments through Lifecycle Services has been temporarily disabled in response to WannaCrypt Ransomware. The system maintenance activity initiated to patch all AX 2012 R3 VHD images has now been completed with the exception of the Demo topology and environment deployments through Lifecycle…


Known issue: Applying binary updates

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 issue, binary updates can no longer be applied to build environments. This change is temporary. To work around this issue…


Functionality to be deprecated: Deploying Dynamics AX 2012 R3 through the Azure Marketplace will be deprecated by end of June 2017

Currently, you can deploy Dynamics AX 2012 R3 in one of the following ways: Create a project for Dynamics AX 2012 R3 directly in Lifecycle Services and then deploy the environments directly through Lifecycle Services. Access Dynamics AX 2012 R3 in the Azure Marketplace and then deploy the environment by entering all the parameters in…


Environment Deployments through Lifecycle Services for Specific releases has now resumed

Last week, Microsoft had published a blog  post stating that environment deployments through Lifecycle Services for specific releases will be temporarily disabled in response to the WannaCry Ransomware. The system maintenance activity initiated to patch VHD images for the below releases has now completed and we have resumed deployments through Lifecycle services. Dynamics AX –…


Deploying Dynamics AX 2012 R3 environments through Lifecycle Services is temporarily disabled in response to the WannaCry Ransomware

In response to the WannaCry ransomware, Microsoft is proactively taking steps to patch Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 VHD images against this threat. A system maintenance window will be initiated for VHD update. During this maintenance window, VHDs related to AX 2012 R3 will not be available for deployment through Lifecycle Services. Our priority is the…


Immediate action required: Maintenance required in response to WannaCrypt ransomware

Note: If you do not have any Lifecycle Services Environments or Projects, you can ignore this notification. In response to the recent global WannaCrypt ransomware attack, we recommend all Microsoft CRM customers’ Lifecycle Services Projects to take the steps called out in the  WannaCrypt Attacks: Guidance for Azure Customers blog post. This applies to environments in…


May release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the May release of Lifecycle Services.. Improvements to performance In the May release of LCS, we have made improvements to the methodology load times. Depending on the size of the methodology, you will see up to a 70% reduction in the…


Environment Deployments through Lifecycle Services and Connect for Specific releases are temporarily disabled in response to the WannaCry Ransomware

In response to the WannaCry ransomware, Microsoft is proactively taking steps to patch your Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations VHD images against this threat. A system maintenance will be initiated for VHDs related to these releases. 1.      Dynamics AX – RTW Release 2.      Dynamics AX – May 2016 update  3.      Dynamics AX – August 2016 update  During this…


Service Restored | Deployment portal down for AX 2012 customers

Final Status: Microsoft engineers detected an issue in which Microsoft Lifecycle Services customers using version AX 2012 were unable to view environment lists through their deployment portal following an update. Engineers removed a specific element of the update, mitigating the issue. User Experience: Affected users were unable to view environment lists within the deployment portal….