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Get the updated toolkit for easier deployment of solution-specific Help content 

If you’ve created your own custom solution for Dynamics 365 Finance, Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, or Dynamics 365 Commerce, you may be wondering how to connect your own Help content for the solution to the Help pane in the Finance and Operations client. Microsoft provides a toolkit to help you generate HTML files from the Microsoft Help repositories, generate...Read more

Dual-write automates data flow between Dynamics 365 applications and Common Data Service 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 business applications are uniquely able to help organizations digitally transform by unifying data and intelligence from employees, customers, operations, and devices into one source, creating many opportunities to use digital feedback loops to adapt and improve. To that end, we’re announcing dual-write, a new capability that enables data to become available natively...Read more

The flowchart diagrams feature in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) is planned for deprecation 

The flowchart diagrams feature in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) is planned for deprecation   Why is this being deprecated? Based on user feedback, the flowchart diagrams feature does not generate detailed visual graphics. In addition, the activities shape options are limited, lacking both modern design and capability. This has resulted in low usage and adoption...Read more

Lifecycle Services – October 2019 (Release 1) release notes 

Database movement API in private preview We are excited to announce that the database movement RESTful API is now in private preview.  This release includes authenticating with the service, listing the available databases in the asset library, creating a database refresh between two environments, and polling for ongoing status. To help provide feedback and learn...Read more

Lifecycle Services – September 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 (September 2019, release 2) Database backup assets limited to Project Owners and Environment Managers Based on feedback from our customers (that’s you) we have restricted access to the Database backups section of the project asset...Read more

Microsoft-managed Sandbox Tier-1 (Develop and Test – Single-box) environment periodic maintenance 

On a weekly basis, Microsoft may apply needed critical or security updates to the Microsoft operating system or infrastructure on Microsoft-managed Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Sandbox Tier-1 (Develop and Test – Single-box) machines.  This maintenance will occur during your regional maintenance weekend window (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday). In addition to Microsoft operating system updates,...Read more

Weekly Webinars for the Business Applications Community for September 2019! 

Didn’t you wish there was some expert that would just explain how to use Dynamics 365 and Power Platform technologies? Purvin Patel brings his firehose of information to the community every Monday at 10am (Pacific) as part of a weekly webinar series.  You should expect deep dives, special guests, MVPs talking about cool things they...Read more

Using Azure Active Directory groups to manage a user’s app and data access 

Applies to Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement apps version 9.x Applies to Common Data Service The administration of app and data access for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement and Common Data Service has been extended to allow administrators to use their organization’s Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) groups to manage access rights for licensed...Read more

An update to our UI 

In the next release of Lifecycle Services (LCS), we’re excited to unveil a major update to the look and feel of the user interface (UI) in LCS. This change is in alignment with our goal to create similar experiences for the different Dynamics 365 products....Read more

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations version 10.0 (April 2019) is now available for preview 

We’re excited to announce the release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations version 10.0 (April 2019) for preview through Lifecycle Services (LCS). This release is packed with some great features. To see what’s included in this release, check What’s New article. This is a Preview release and is not meant for Production use. This...Read more