April 27, 2018

Report a production outage through Lifecycle Services

Hi Folks,

As we all aware LCS is a mandate now for any D365FO project with a lot of new changes/update in place. Things are slightly different now for the PROD environment where you don't have any access to servers for PROD all PROD servers are maintained by directly Microsoft.

Here is an update and I believe its an awaited update from most of our customer. Now you can report an outage for production environment straight from LCS, check below post for details;



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April 21, 2018

Demo data module in Dynamics 365 FO

Hi Folks,

In this post let discuss about the Demo Data module in Dynamics 365 for finance and operations. Let's get started with this module, how to use it, steps and the final output.

Step 1: Open you Dynamics 365 For finance and operation application and Go to Demo data module.

Step 2:  D365FO will open a new side form and ask for which process you want to create demo data, Choose all of them which you need for demo records/transactions.

Step 3: For our example lets select Demand forecasting and click OK

This process may take time depends on the volume of data

Step 4: Once this process will finish you will see the data in your Dynamics 365 for Finance and operations module.

Step 5: Now let's try to create some more demo data for another process, You can do this for all available option from the list. This time select Sales order processing and inquiry.

Step 6: Currently there are 0 records in USMF entity

Step 7: Lets run Demo data generation now

Step 8: Now you click on al sales order you will found many new records, refer below screenshot


April 10, 2018

Task recorder in Dynamics 365 For Finance and Operations–Part I

Hi Folks,

Today lets see how to use the task records in new Dynamics 365 FO. Task recorder in D365FO has been re-built from the ground up with a focus on high-responsiveness, a flexible extensibility API, and seamless integrations with consumers of business process recordings. Task recorder is able to record the steps from user action in the excatly same sequence, like a wizard recording.
In this post, I’m going to use task recorder for one of D365FO process. Follow the below steps,

1: In the right corner of the app, Go to setting button and select Task Recorder

2. Task recorder menu contain many options here to choose

Below is the brief description of each option, In this post We will discuss the first two option. I will back soon with the rest two options.

3. For this example, we will select ‘Create recording’ and will create a new file using this task recorder. To make it simple let's start with a Purchase order

4. Now once you click on the start button, the system will start to capture your activity on the application. As you keep processing your purchase order, the system will record your steps

5. Once you have done with you the PO process, click on the stop button, System will show a further option


‘Save to this PC'’: This option allows you to save the recording on the local file system with extension ‘axtr’. Which can be used later on with AX to repeat all steps in wizard mode.

Export to Word document: System will create a word document as below format

Save as developer recording: the system will save an XML file to local. On top of your window, you will found one lock/Unlock option to

6. To use the saved file at later point of time, here we need the second option as describe in the above table, i.e. ‘Play recording as Guide’. Click on Play recording as a guide from task recorder menu option.

8.  Click on Open file from this PC

9.Browser your file and open Task guide and click on start button.

it will start a guide for you to walk you thoroughly on the recorded process.

In coming post, we will see remaining two option and the task Recorder integration with the Lifecycle Services BPM tool. Stay connected.


April 01, 2018

VSTS setup MSDyn365FO

Hi Guys,

Lets see how to setup the VSTS in your LCS project and followed by how to use the VSTS version controlling for your development stuff.
Note: This post may refer some old version of D365FO, please check all available option while preforming the below steps.

1. Create a project on LCS
2. Deploy on Azure
3. On azure management portal, create a VSTS
4. Open this new link and generate a token for LCS project
5. On LCS add this VSTS and use this token
6. Authorize VSTS on LCS
7. Now need to connect this VSTS with VS
· Start Visual Studio.
· From the Team menu or Team Explorer, go to Connect to Team Foundation Server > Select Team Projects > Servers.
· Add your Team Services account ({youraccount}.visualstudio.com).
· Select your team project, and finish connecting.

8. Enter you TFS server name/URL


9. Now select the project that you need to connect,

10. For first use configure the Visual Studio

11. Now, let's check the setting, Create a project in Visual Studio and add an object. Now Right Click on Solution click on “Add solution to Source Control”

12. Now let's check in the object/Change to VSTS; Again right click on Solution and select “Check in”

13. Enter some comment and click on Check-In

While prompt, confirm the check-in.

14, You must get your project in VSTS