December 2015 release notes

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


Microsoft Dynamics AX Public Preview is here!

The public preview of Microsoft Dynamics AX is now available. You can now sign up and deploy a cloud instance of Microsoft Dynamics AX, based on our latest development milestone, known as CTP8. This public preview of Microsoft Dynamics AX can be deployed through Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services.

Microsoft Dynamics AX CTP8 is available only to existing Microsoft Dynamics channel partners and customers who are currently enrolled in the Business Ready Enhancement Plan (BREP) service plan. Existing customers can find details on how to get to the preview from here and partners can find the details here.

Language preferences

Starting today, LCS will release the public preview of the language preference feature.

To enable this for your account, login to LCS , click on your name on the top right corner, and then select Preferences.


Select your preferred language from the drop down and then click Save.


New Unified library

We have shipped the new APQC unified library for the newest version of Microsoft Dynamics AX . This new library is for CTP 8.


Updated methodologies 

We have also shipped two updated methodologies for the newest version of Dynamics AX.


  1. To use these new methodology, login to your LCS project and click Change methdology.


Select the methodology you want to use and then click Save.

Note: If you want to keep the existing phases and tasks in the methodology keep the toggle set to Yes.


New data packages

Over 250 new data packages for CTP 8 were also shipped in this release.

To import these to the project, in your LCS project go to “Asset library“, select Process data package, and then click Import


Select the Process Data Packages from the list and import them into the project.


The Microsoft Dynamics AX Code Upgrade service will now help you upgrade to CTP8.