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…


LCS (November 2018 – release 1) release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) team is happy to announce the availability of the LCS November 2018, release 1. This release was focused primarily on making reliability improvements. In addition to it, Refresh database feature is now generally available. To learn more, check the feature announcement.


Refresh Database Self-Service Action Available

We are excited to announce the availability of a highly requested feature: Refresh Database Self-Service. This is available using the Maintain > Move database menu option in your sandbox environments. This has been made available as a self-service action that allows you to copy a database from Production (or another sandbox) in to a target…


Announcing the 8.0 to 8.1 binary update package is generally available

We are excited to announce that the Application & Platform binary update package is generally available in LCS! The package has been validated by a series of customers and partners who participate in our early access program. After evaluating the feedback, we have now made the experience generally available. To update your 8.0 environments to…


LCS (October – release 2) release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the release notes for LCS (October 2018, release 2).   Updates to the Performance troubleshooting tool in Lifecycle Services We have made some improvements to the performance troubleshooting tools available under SQL Insights in the Environment Monitoring dashboard in LCS:…


LCS (October 2018) release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) team is happy to announce the changes made available in the October releases.   Sandbox to Production service request We recently added a new service request type that can be used in the go-live process to move the database from Sandbox to Production. For details on where to find…


Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Develop and Test environments have moved to Managed premium disks. Please redeploy today!

As of October 13, 2018, we adjusted the configuration of  Finance and Operations Develop and Test environments for better performance. All new deployments have moved to Managed premium disks, optimized for DS12v2 VMs. Because of updates to code and metadata, development and testing requires extensive disk access operations. Moving to Managed premium disks will provide a…


New feature – Sandbox to Production Service Requests

With the LCS release on Monday October 8th 2018, we are pleased to announce the general availability of a new Service request type that targets the Go Live experience. Many customers and partners use what is commonly referred to as a “Golden Configuration” environment, which is a database populated with basic data elements and configurations…


Known Issue with database refresh requests submitted through Lifecycle Services

[Update as of 12th October 2018, 6PM PST –  The hotfix containing the fixes for the issues causing database refresh request failures in the last 3 days has been rolled out to Production. As mentioned below, please trigger rollback if your environment is in a failed state and then resubmit a new request to refresh…