Self-service deployment for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

We are excited to announce the availability of self-service deployment for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations cloud environments. While most changes will be transparent to you, in the coming weeks you will see some changes in the Lifecycle Services (LCS) experience for new customers. For now, the experience for existing customers will remain unchanged….


LCS (December 2018 – release 1) release notes

Self-service upgrade becomes generally available After you complete the code upgrade and are able to perform an end-to-end data upgrade in your development environment without manipulating data in Microsoft SQL Server, you can begin the upgrade process in your sandbox environment. Self-service upgrade allows the provisioning of a free sandbox on your target version. You…


Manual Environment Upgrade At Maximum Capacity

As the end of year approaches, the Microsoft Dynamics Service Engineering team is reducing available manual-upgrade slots for customer Sandbox and Production environments.  This is to help stabilize environments and the overall service during the holiday season. If upgrading before end of year is an urgent matter for your business, please signup for the Self-service…


LCS (November 2018 – release 2) release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) team is happy to announce the availability of the LCS November 2018, release 2. Start/Stop buttons will not be available during an ongoing servicing operation Starting with this release the Start and Stop button visible on the environment details page for non-Production environments will not be available during an…


Issues when syncing to BPM using a custom Azure DevOps (VSTS) process template

When setting up your Azure DevOps (VSTS) project in Lifecycle Services (LCS), if you use an inherited process template with custom fields, you may receive the following warning message: “The selected VSTS project is based on a custom process template. Custom process templates are not supported and may cause errors when synchronizing Business Process Modeler…


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…