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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Manual Environment Upgrade At Maximum Capacity 

As the end of year approaches, the Microsoft Dynamics Service Engineering team is reducing available manual-upgrade slots for customer Sandbox and Production environments.  This is to help stabilize environments and the overall service during the holiday season. If upgrading before end of year is an urgent matter for your business, please signup for the Self-service...

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Issues when syncing to BPM using a custom Azure DevOps (VSTS) process template 

When setting up your Azure DevOps (VSTS) project in Lifecycle Services (LCS), if you use an inherited process template with custom fields, you may receive the following warning message: “The selected VSTS project is based on a custom process template. Custom process templates are not supported and may cause errors when synchronizing Business Process Modeler...

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