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Microsoft to begin enabling Dynamics 365 F&O management from Power Platform admin center

by Jason Gumpert

Microsoft customers have been managing their Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and AX solutions with the Lifecycle Services (LCS) platform for almost a decade. LCS has provided access to management and administrative aspects of customers' cloud ERP environments, from the start of implementation projects through to go-live preparation and long-term maintenance and updates.

While LCS is not going away, Microsoft has revealed plans to begin supporting the administration of F&O apps (Finance, Supply Chain Management, Commerce, and Project Operations) through the Power Platform admin center, the portal used to manage all the Dataverse-centric Dynamics 365 applications and Power Platform services.

Since LCS plays such a foundational role in every cloud deployment of Dynamics 365 F&O apps, any future changes to that model will be a big deal for customers. According to a recent blog post from Microsoft senior program manager Lane Swenka, support through Power Platform admin center will be optional for current customers. He wrote:

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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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