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Cannot add Work Items from Lifecycle Services after completing the setup of Visual Studio Team Services integration in an AX 2012 project. 

When working with AX 2012 projects in LCS (Lifecycle Services), the option for adding Work Items from LCS is missing after completing the setup of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) integration. When creating a Dynamics AX (AX7) project and doing the exact same setup, then Work Items can be created from LCS and stored in...Read more

Change Administrator password after AX 2012 demo environments has been deployed from Lifecycle Services 

When you deploy a cloud-hosted Dynamics AX 2012 demo environment from Lifecycle Services (LCS), the password for Administrator is fixed and well known. We have discovered that this causes unauthorized usage via RDP and hackers can use it to spread viruses and malware.   After the AX 2012 demo environment has been deployed to Azure,...Read more

Configure SSRS for load balancing in your Azure deployment 

Using the Cloud-hosted environment tool in Lifecycle Services, you can deploy a High Availability environment. When you deploy a High Availability environment, two BI servers are deployed by default. Each BI server has SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) configured as a unique local instance. Use the following information to...Read more

Crash and Hang analysis on LCS 

Starting with the March release we’ve introduced a new feature in LCS for Crash and Hang analysis. Currently the feature is in the Beta phase, so it will need to be activated from the “Preview feature management” menu – “Public preview features” – “Crash and Hang Analysis”. After you activate the feature, it will appear...Read more

AX Content: Cloud powered support 

Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services has a new feature you’ll want to check out: Cloud powered support! Cloud powered support helps you manage support incidents. How it works Cloud powered support lets you create a virtual machine (VM) in Microsoft Azure that has the same hotfixes installed as your local environment. You can reproduce and record...Read more

AX Content: Deploy AX 2012 R3 on Azure 

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 can be deployed on Microsoft Azure! This blog post provides an overview, and points you to TechNet articles that provide the details you’ll need for your deployment. How to deploy To deploy AX 2012 R3 on Azure, you can use Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services. Lifecycle Services is a cloud-based collaborative...Read more

Using Lifecycle Services to Download Hotfixes 

If you haven’t heard about our new Lifecycle Services tools designed to help manage your entire Microsoft Dynamics AX application lifecycle, there are plenty of reasons to start learning more about them. A listing of the tools that are available can be found on TechNet ( and there are also a series of videos that...Read more

Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services Issue Search 

Hi, This is an important update. I wanted to share a cool feature from the Microsoft Dynamics Life Cycle Services site. Now you can search for released hotfixes and even see what is in progress. To start using the issue search log in to Microsoft Dynamics Life Cycle Services site and create a new project of...Read more