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Visual Studio Team Services has been rebranded to Azure DevOps 

You may have noticed that in addition to the latest release of features in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), VSTS has rebranded the service to Azure DevOps. Here’s how this affects Lifecycle Services (LCS), Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail. In general, all functionality and processes requiring Azure
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Known issue: Misconfigured professional error 

When you submit an incident by using the Lifecycle Services Support flow, you might receive a message which says, “Misconfigured professional error.” This error prevents you from submitting a support case to Microsoft. This error occurs when an email address is missing from either the PartnerSource Business Center (for partners) or CustomerSource (for customers). To work around this
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Upcoming change to platform update packages stored in the Shared asset library 

Currently, under Software deployable packages in the Shared asset library in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS), multiple platform update packages (Platform Update 2 through Platform Update 12) are available in the global scope for customers to download and apply. The platform update packages were uploaded to the Shared asset library so that customers and partners
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Rotate the expired or nearly expired certificates on your downloadable VHD 

To rotate certificates on machines created from the Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations downloadable VHD, complete the following steps for each certificate. Sample PowerShell scripts are provided where applicable. 1. Identify which certificates will expire in the next two months. Get-ChildItem -path Cert:\LocalMachine\My | Where {$_.NotAfter -lt $(get-date).AddMonths(2)} | Sort NotAfter | Format-Table Subject,
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Known Issues with SSL certificate rotation feature in LCS 

On April 22 2018, we released a feature in LCS that enabled Project owners and Environment managers to rotate the SSL certificate on the one-box environments deployed in their own subscription using the Rotate secrets feature. Since then we have had customers ask questions as well as report some issues. This post will continue to be updated on the
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Rotate the expired or nearly expired SSL certificate on your subscription’s one-box environments 

On April 23 2018 17:00:00 UTC, the SSL certificate on one-box environments that are under your subscription and not managed by Microsoft, will expire. Project owners or Environment managers can rotate the certificate from LCS. If you do not rotate the certificate, when you try to use Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations or Dynamics 365 for
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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations 7.3 is now available for on-premises deployment 

We are excited to announce the release of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations 7.3 (on-premises)! This release includes all of the improvements available in Platform update 12 and the new features available in Finance and Operations Enterprise edition 7.3. Recurring integrations support is also available.  The setup and servicing improvements made in the March
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LCS (April 2018 – release 1) release notes 

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the release notes for LCS (April 2018, release 1).   Download critical X++ updates From our earlier release (February 2018, release 2), critical X++ updates can only be downloaded from online production environments, and we were going to remove the Critical
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Data integration capabilities are now available for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations on-premises deployments 

Today, we are happy to announce the availability of data integration capabilities for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations on-premises customers. To use the data integration capabilities in an on-premises environment, you need to be on the latest 7.2 and Platform Update 12 build (version 7.0.4709.41184). For information on how to use this feature for on-premises