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 2017, release 2) – release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the release notes for LCS (November 2017, release 2). Download platform binary updates For environments on Platform Update 4 and above, you will have the option to download All binary updates and Platform binary updates from the update tiles on LCS…


Released – Platform update 11 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition (on-premises)

Customers are now able to deploy Platform update 11 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition on their on-premises environments. For information about how to deploy Platform update 11, see Deploy your Finance and Operations (on-premises) environment. For information about how to update your existing on-premises deployment to Platform update 11, see…


The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Demo topology will be removed on November 27, 2017

Because Dynamics AX 2012 is no longer on the Microsoft price list we are discontinuing deployments of any new Dynamics AX 2012 demo virtual machines through Lifecyle Services (LCS).  This means that after November 27, 2017 it will not be possible to deploy demo topologies for Dynamics AX 2012 R3. All existing demo virtual machines…


Whitelisted IP addresses lost for Tier 1 and Tier 2+ Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition environments

The most recent maintenance operation (November 7, 2017) included cleanup activities that may have unintentionally removed your whitelisted IP addresses configured to access the remote desktop (RDP) port for all Microsoft managed non-production Sandbox (Tier 1 & Tier 2+) environments. If you have lost RDP access to your virtual machines, you will need to whitelist…


LCS (November 2017, release 1) – release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the release notes for LCS (November 2017, release 1). Support for data templates You can use the Configuration and Data Manager in Lifecycle Services to apply data packages that are in your project’s Asset library to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations…


Restricted Admin Access with Platform 12 Updates

As of platform update 12, customers will no longer have access to virtual machine (VM) admin accounts on development or build environments that are running in Microsoft subscriptions. This only applies to new deployments of platform update 12 environments, meaning that environments deployed before the update, but have been updated to platform 12, will still…


LCS (October 2017, release 2) – release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the release notes for LCS (October 2017, release 2).  Business process modeler While BPM still does not support custom VSTS templates, in this release we have removed the blocking error and instead added a non-blocking warning. To avoid synchronization errors, we recommend that…


Updated BPM search and Task guide help broken

Update (November 20, 2017) Thank you for your continued patience regarding the ongoing BPM and task guide search issues. Our research into the issues have led us to decide to completely rewrite our indexing implementation. This feature is a top priority. Our goal is to roll out a new indexing system in the first week…


How to get system diagnostics working on environments deployed in customer/partner subscriptions

With a purchased Azure subscription, customers and partners can deploy a Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition environment by using the Cloud Hosted Environments feature in LCS. Due to an issue in the environment deployment flow, system diagnostics was configured incorrectly in environments that were deployed after August 30th 2017. Because of…


No environment monitoring on customer/partner-owned environments

Using a purchased Azure subscription, customers and partners can deploy a Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition environment through the Cloud Hosted Environments feature in LCS. These environments are owned and controlled by the customer or partner. In the past, you could use the Activity monitoring page to view the usage and…