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Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services announcement

The latest update from the Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services team is available now, including many new features for Dynamics AX. You can see a list of new feature below, including an “Infrastructure estimator” and a large host of Dynamics AX database news. On the Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services Engineering Blog, Microsoft’s Jared Lambert listed what AX professionals can expect:

  • Infrastructure estimator now estimates D-series Azure resources and provides warnings and statistics when implementations are too large to size.
  • Issue Search now lists Management Reporter 2012 and Connector for Microsoft Dynamics issues.
  • Cloud powered support now automatically installs AX 2012 R3 application hotfixes for environments that require them.
  • System Diagnostics has added 24 new rules around SQL and database settings. Details below.
    • Priority Boost SQL Server configuration setting has been changed from the default value
    • Max Degree of Parallelism not set to 1
    • Max server memory not set to an optimal value
    • Lightweight pooling is enabled
    • Max worker threads has been modified
    • Auto Create Statistics option disabled for the Dynamics AX database
    • Full recovery model not implemented for Dynamics AX databases
    • Auto Update Statistics option disabled for Dynamics AX database
    • Auto Close option enabled for the Dynamics AX database
    • Auto Shrink option enabled for the Dynamics AX database
    • Read Committed Snapshot Isolation (RCSI) database option not enabled for the Dynamics AX database
    • Allow Snapshot Isolation is enabled for the Dynamics AX database
    • TempDB and Dynamics AX database collations do not match
    • Dynamics AX data file located on system drive
    • TempDB files not equal in size
    • TempDB log file auto growth increment not a fixed size between 100 MB and 500 MB
    • TempDB log file too small
    • Dynamics AX log file located on system drive
    • TempDB data file located on system drive
    • Dynamics AX database data file auto growth increment not a fixed size between 100 MB and 500 MB
    • Dynamics AX database log file auto growth increment not a fixed size between 100 MB and 500 MB
    • Number of TempDB files not optimal
    • Dynamics AX database log low on free space
    • Page life expectancy less than 1200 seconds