Lifecycle Services – Q4 2015 Enhancements – Microsoft Dynamics AX

Posted on: December 16, 2015 | By: Jarrod Kraemer | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

Logan Consulting is happy to relay the announcement of these cool new features in Lifecycle Services (LCS) during the 4th quarter of 2015.


1.      Incremental updates to the notification framework provide you with better control for notifications from LCS.

Updated experience for SharePoint and Visual studio online setup including addition of “Action center” to give you better visibility into setup and configuration of VSO and SharePoint online.

2.       Improved user experience with updates to the controls.

3.      Recent projects” section will now show recently used and invited projects instead of recently invited projects. 

4.      Azure active directory login for ‘AX 7′ and Microsoft accounts can now use the “Sign in” button to login to LCS.

5.      Starting back in September, Lifecycle Services no longer support Firefox.

6.      You can now manage the notifications you receive from LCS by using the notification management UI in LCS.  Starting in October, release all project owners will receive emails from cloud-powered support and localization and translation. 



7.      LCS will use a personal access token for LCS/VSO project interactions. This will be used for all LCS/VSO interaction including work item creation, develop + build machine deployment, etc. All LCS projects that were previously configured will need to be reconfigured with a personal access token.

            Use the following steps to retrieve and set up your token in LCS.

1.      Create a new LCS admin user in VSO.

2.      Login to VSO using an LCS admin account.

3.      Generate a personal access token for the user account.

1.      Login to LCS.

2.      Browse to project settings for the LCS project, and click setup VSO.

3.      Enter the Visual Studio Online site URL and the personal access token that you generated above. 

4.      Continue through the setup process and select the VSO project you want to use for the above LCS project. 

8.      Cloud-hosted environments 

1.      Support has been added for the Azure Dv2-series virtual machines. These VMs are based on the latest Intel (Haswell) processor and are on average about 35% faster than D-series instances.  Dv2-series VMs are available in 4 data centers at release and will roll-out to others across the world over the next several months. For more information, see the Azure Virtual Machines Pricing page.

2.      You can now deploy topologies within the same Lifecycle Services project to different Azure regions. To do so, create an Azure Connector for each region that you want to use. When deploying a topology, select the Azure Connector for the specific region that you want to deploy to. 

3.      The Development topology now supports larger development teams.

4.      Several reliability and performance-related updates have been made across all topologies.

5.      To enable a better troubleshooting experience, native Azure errors are now surfaced through our error reporting functionality.

6.      An updated AX 2012 R3 CU9 image is now available.

9.      Customersource/Partnersource Admins for Dynamics AX 2012 can now add new users as Admins in Lifecycle services.

  1. Office 365 Admins for Dynamics ‘AX 7′ can now make existing O365 users Admins in Lifecycle services from the Organization users tile.
  2. You can view the list of newly added users on the LCS Organizational users list.

  1. When you submit feedback to LCS, you can view the email that is captured as part of the feedback. You also have an option to change this email. Microsoft will use this email for any follow up questions and clarifications.


For additional information please feel free to reach out to us at or (312) 345-8817. 

All the best! 
Logan Consulting

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