The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the April release of Lifecycle Services.




  • Several new features are available for Cloud-hosted environments:

    • Azure Premium Storage is now generally available and supported. For more information, see:

    • When you deploy high availability environments, you can now customize the SQL Server configuration. For the SQL Server virtual machines (VMs), you can select:

      • Disk size

      • Disk count

      • The SQL Server image source:

        • Gallery images (consumption pricing)

        • Custom images (bring your own license)

The above customizations apply to both Premium and non-Premium Storage deployments of the High Availability topology. It is strongly recommended that systems used for production have Premium Storage deployed.

  • The deployment status of each VM has been updated to clarify what is happening when a deployment is ongoing.

  • The Remote Desktop Services tier (for high availability environments) now supports more than 2 instances.

  • The VHDs used for deployments are now serviced with the latest patches from Microsoft for the pre-requisite software that is installed on the VHDs.

  • When selecting the size of the VMs that you want to deploy, the Size column now filters out Azure VM sku’s that are not available for your subscription/region.


  • Business process modeler has several updates:

    • A new concept, called Views, has been added that allows several different slices of information and tasks to be performed against a library. Views are displayed along the left side of any BPM library.

    • A review processes view has been added that allows users to mark the processes that have been reviewed.

    • New KPI cards are available to map to this functionality in the project methodology.

    • A new feature for linking lines has been added to the author and edit views. This will allow you to create a new line by copying an existing one. Copied lines will always be in sync. For example, if you rename or modify one line in any way, the other linked lines will immediately show the same changes.