Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services July release shortens on-prem updates

Microsoft has rolled out the July release of Lifecycle Services (LCS) that includes a change in the process of applying updates to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations on-premises environment.

Previously for an on-premises deployment, clicking "Apply Updates" in the environment details page meant the start of the downtime for your environment even though the update steps that directly affected the environment would start much later, according to a post on the Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services Engineering Blog.

Although the initial time was spent downloading the package, and preparing the environment for the update, the environment wasn't updated during the execution of these steps.


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