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Eight enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics AX Lifecycle Services roll out in June release

by Jason Gumpert

Microsoft pushed out a new round of enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics AX Lifecycle Services late last week, and the community was paying attention.

A technical issue, apparently related to the June update, caused most existing tools in Lifecycle Services (LCS) to vanish, prompting a relative flood of comments alerting Microsoft to the issue. Microsoft fixed it in less than 24 hours, and comments beyond that continued, with questions on a range of other topics.

Comments on the LCS engineering blog posts over the last two months have remained in the double digits, offering one indication that AX community is paying attention to the product's ongoing progress. The added interest could be driven by the product's uptake of AX 2012 R3 support. (If there are other reasons why you're paying attention to LCS, tell us in the comments.)

The June release includes these new features:

  • New Retail Industry APQC library available in Business process modeler
  • New Professional Services Industry APQC library available in Business process modeler
  • Enhanced spreadsheet import in Usage profiler
  • Selection of multiple filters in Issue search
  • Analysis for minor version (in-place) upgrade from AX 2012 to AX 2012 R3
  • Enhanced incident list view in cloud powered support
  • Attachments are now supported in cloud powered support
  • 3 new customization analysis rules added

May's release also offered a range of updates including Azure deployment of AX 2012 R3, "cloud powered support", which allows customers to ...

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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