The Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the May release of Lifecycle Services.

Included in this release:

  • Microsoft Azure deployment of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3: Support for an automated deployment of AX 2012 R3. For more information, see What's new: Azure deployments of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.

  • Cloud powered support is a part of Lifecycle Services that enables customers to manage support incidents. It enables you to create a virtual machine in Azure that has the same hotfixes installed as your local environment, reproduce and record the incident on the virtual machine and then submit it to our support team. Support follows up by investigating, and if possible, testing a fix on the virtual machine, and sending it back to you to verify. For more information, see Cloud powered support (Lifecycle Services, LCS).

  • Updates for AX 2012 R3: The Updates page on Lifecycle Services hosts the update installer for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 that is used for cumulative updates, and the group of most recent updates. It also provides access to groups of updates that can be used for slipstream installations. For more information, see Updates for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 (Lifecycle Services, LCS).

  • Issue search now includes regulatory feature updates.

  • The following tools on Lifecycle Services have been updated to support AX 2012 R3:

    • Business process modeler

    • Customization analysis

    • License sizing estimator

    • Issue search

    • System diagnostic service