When Microsoft upgrades your Dynamics 365 for Operations Production Environment to a Self-Service environment there are some changes that we need to be aware of.
- We no longer have a lead time of 5 hours before the deploy starts which is great. Mostly in those cases where you, due to bad planning, need to perform two deploys back-to-back (Yes I know that Microsoft requires us to deploy everything in a single package).
- The deploy maximum time goes down form 5 to 3 hours which is also awesome.
- This part might throw you off a bit…
Prior to Self Service we went to the Asset Library and marked the package as a Release Candidate in order to deploy it to PROD. This has changed a bit:
a. Go to the UAT environment where you deployed the package
b. Go to History – Environment Changes
c. Select the package you want to deploy to PROD and click “Mark as release candidate”
d. Go to the PROD environment and click Maintain – Update Environment
e. Select the UAT environment where you changed the package to Release Candidate and the package will appear in the list.
f. Schedule the deploy as usual (note that you can deploy immediately if you want)
That all for today