I see a lot of MS Dynamics 365 implementations where the BPM in Lifecycle Services (LCS) is not used. They are running fine (at least that is what the clients are telling me). But in general, their implementation partner did not tell them all the benefits LCS has in store for them. Why should a partner bother to mention all the benefits Improvements on testing and user help experience...
When you work with LCS then below list of data base movement operations are familiar to you. Nowadays exporting and refreshing can also be triggered with the Database Movement API This can become extremely handy for daily automated backups of D365FO databases. How we do it? With DEVOPS release pipelines. The pipeline looks like this. The BACKUP TST is disabled because the API does not ‘yet’...
It is a general complain of any developer. Why is it so SLOOOWWWWW? And yes, it is slow. But there are performance tuning tricks. Slow is influence on 3 things Startup VM Is also startup of Batches Management reporter Windows security Windows update Windows maintenance SQL There is no SQL maintenance Disk Storage type You could disable the batches & management reporter. That...
This blog assists those who are struggling to set up some aspect of printing in D365 for Operations due to the limited documentation in circulation.
We had 2 scenarios at our customer site:
– Barcode printing.
– FollowMe printing.
Barcode printing is not meant to be complex, but when printing to screen or printer, it did not work. The reason was that...
LCS is the place for getting all the information from Microsoft related to your Dynamics 365 for Operations projects. This Web portal also allows you to get your MS fixes to your environment and knows which Knowledge Base (KB) articles have been applied.
In the next image, for instance, we can see that there are 167 fixes applicable. So, let’s start cherry picking.
As we all know Dynamics 365 has technically speaking 3 patch groups. We know the x++ updates and the binary updates. We have seen those in older version of Dynamics 365. The third group is called platform updates.
Deploying packages is a time-consuming thing. MS has improved the speed, but we partner can also help. This helping is by merging the packages. Good merged combinations are Binary updates and x++ updates, but your own code can also be combined with your customizations on your Retail (SDK) part.
Till now I was not able to merge ISV packages, so those must be deployed separately. However, there...
LCS is your friend in Dynamics 365 as long it is up-to-date. And I have seen it is not always the case. So I will share some tricks to force it.
There are some things you should know LCS is only updating 1 time a day and that is 10 o clock in the evening. But when you look in LCS you see it is not updated for a couple of days. So what’s next?
We all must use LCS when working with Dynamics 365 these days, sometimes it feels good and sometimes it is frustrating.
The next real live image of LCS shows how I feel about the experience.
We are speeding up but at the same time we have to wait.
The pitfalls one might encounter are the following:
In this post, I will explain a little bit more about the translations a customer can make use of on the products and attributes in the system. From a user point of view, it is very simple. There is a translation button available that one can click and then add the required translations. From a technical point of view though, it is less simple due to the translations being located in different...