The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the release notes for LCS (September 2017, release 2).
Lifecycle Services (LCS) release cadence
Starting in September 2017, Lifecycle Services (LCS) will increase the release cadence from once a month to every two weeks. This is release 2 for September 2017.
Security updates to Remote desktop and Windows
Additional setup is now required to connect to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations virtual machines (VMs) through Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) and Windows Remoting (WinRM) has been disabled on all environments.
For more information, see Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, enterprise edition cloud deployment overview.
Dynamics 365 – Translation Service (DTS) added JS file support Microsoft Dynamics CRM
The Dynamics 365 – Translation Service now supports the simple JS file type as a source file for Dynamics CRM products in addition to .resx when you are submitting a Translation service request. You can create a source zip that includes JS files in the zip.
Access the Dynamics 365 – Globalization portal directly from Lifecycle Service home
In this release of LCS, we have added a new tile, Globalization portal, to the Lifecycle Services home page. The globalization workspace provides localization services and information in a single location. You can use search to access specific regulatory content and review recently submitted alert information.
New access tile for Dynamics 365 – Alert service
In this release of LCS, we have split the Translation service and Alert service into two separate tiles. This allows us to support a broader product mix for the Dynamics translation service, as well as streamlines service entry which reduces the number of clicks required to complete a service submission. Click the Alert service tile to access the service dashboard where you can view the requests that you have entered in the Alert service, plus the other alerts that have been entered in the specific project that you have access to.
Publish a solution package managed at the solution level with a global (restricted) scope
You can enable this feature by clicking the Preview feature management tile on the Lifecycle Services home page.
Under Private preview features, select SharedToolAsset - Solution package, and then slide Preview feature enabled to Yes.
Publish a solution package with restricted scope
When an ISV creates a solution using the solution management package, for example Create project, and a user wants to publish the solution package, they can choose to publish for the organization or globally with managed access.
When the user selects to publish the solution package, a message will ask how to publish. If the user selects, Global, the solution package owner can then manage access to the solution and the solution package is marked with the scope of Global (restricted).
Manage access at the solution level
A user can add or delete the users who have access the solution package by clicking Manage access on the Tools menu in the solution management package and then adding or removing users on the Solution access management page.
Note: This functionality is only available for solutions where the Scope/sharing status is set to Global(restricted).
You can also use the version of a solution to control access.
Click the + icon to grant user access to the solution by adding the users email address on to the Invite user slider. Other related information will be defaulted in. Click Invite to complete the action.
A new user is added to the dashboard with the status Pending and an email notification is sent to them that states they now have access to the solution.
After the user has imported the solution to LCS, their status is updated to Accepted.
You can remove a user from the dashboard by highlighting the user to be removed and then clicking the dustbin (delete) icon.