The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the availability of the June release of Lifecycle Services starting 6/26.



  • Upgraded UX and enhanced navigation experience including introduction of direct navigation between services.
  • Organization administrators can now view a list of all projects belonging to that organization. Administrators can also add themselves to any project in that list.
  • You can now submit regulatory alerts to Microsoft directly from LCS. You can find additional details on this feature here. (This is a Preview Feature.)

 Business process modeler

  • You can now create hierarchies that have more than 5 levels.

 Cloud-hosted environments

  • NetBIOS support has been added. To use these options, click Advanced settings > Customize domain settings when deploying your environment. 
  • Enterprise Portal reliability improvements have been made. 
  • When deleting an environment, deployed resources on Azure are now deleted. Keep the following points in mind: 
    • This new feature applies to all environments, including AX 2012 R3, ‘AX 7’, and CRM environments. 
    • The deletion process has two phases. Warnings and recommendations are made during each phase to ensure you have backed up necessary data. 

Phase 1:  This phase stops and de-allocates (so there are no usage charges) all VM resources. No other resources, such as networks, VIPS, endpoints, storage, SQL Azure databases, are impacted. 

If you happen to make a mistake, you can recover after this phase is complete. To do so, click Start on the environment. 

Phase 2: This phase deletes all deployed resources. To complete this phase, phase 1 must first be completed, and you must enter the name of the environment that you want to delete. 

  • When deploying an environment, you can add the environment to an existing Active Director/virtual network.  Deleting an environment does NOT delete any resource that the Cloud-hosted environment tool did not deploy.