Microsoft Dynamics AX to D365 Finance and Operations Upgrades: Lifecycle Services ... and Azure?

November 11 2019

Lifecycle Services (LCS) for Microsoft Dynamics D365 for Finance and Operations (D365 F&O) is the dashboard and tool set that controls and monitors AX to D365 upgrades and D365 F&O implementations, as well as live systems. Think mission control for the launch of a space mission, only slightly less complicated and expensive.

In layman’s terms, LCS is an admin tool that is intended to guide and control upgrade projects utilizing an interface intended for non-technical users. LCS and its capabilities are constantly evolving with new capabilities and improved tools.

The progress of your upgrade or implementation project requires that certain steps are completed and checked by Microsoft in LCS before you can move to the next phase of your project. Understanding how to navigate this process is an important project skill.

Here are our key takeaways from working with LCS for AX to D365 upgrade projects: