LCS March 2019 (release 2) release notes

The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the release notes for LCS (March 2019, release 2).

Configure your project for continuous service updates

With this release of LCS, you can now configure your project for continuous service updates from Microsoft. Customers and Partners can configure an update cadence for production environments, select an alternate sandbox to be patched prior to the production update, view the update calendar for the next six months, potentially pause getting updates to their environments, and get notified prior to an update all directly through LCS. Continuous service updates is a result of the feedback we’ve received from you over the last couple of months. For details about the features being released, refer to the announcement blog post and the One Version service updates overview documentation.

Self-service upgrade to version 10.0 and update 24 now available

Customers on versions 7.0 – 7.3 can now use self-service upgrade directly to application version 10.0 with platform update 24.  For information on self-service upgrade for your sandbox and production environments, please see the Process for moving to the latest update article.  If you’re running application version 8.0 you can use the simplified update process to 10.0.

Self-service upgrade critical hotfixes

With increased use of the self-service upgrade process, we have found several hotfixes to be critical to success for various target versions. For example, if you’re upgrading to version 7.3 a list of KBs that have consistently resolved issues with data upgrade, retail components, or performance will display.

The goal is to have this list empty before you start the Data Upgrade step of the process. These KBs need to be installed on your Upgrade-in-progress environment.