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Lifecycle Services (LCS) for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations partners

This article explains how partners can get started with Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).

As a Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations partner, you can access the current version  by following the steps in Sign up for a Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations subscription.

Projects for partners in LCS

After you sign up for the current version of Dynamics 365 for Operations as a partner, you can create two types of projects:

  • Prospective presales
  • Migrate, create solutions, and learn Dynamics 365 for Operations

Prospective presales project

Work with new prospects to help them understand the business processes that are available in Dynamics 365 for Operations, and to help them evaluate their subscription needs. Note that only partners can provision a new Dynamics 365 for Operations cloud environment.

Prospective presales project

Migrate, create solutions, and learn Dynamics 365 for Operationsproject

Create a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 project workspace. You can use the project to support the upgrade from Dynamics AX 2012 to the current version of Dynamics 365 for Operations. You can also use the project to learn how to use the current version of Dynamics 365 for Operations or create solutions in Microsoft Dynamics AX Lifecycle Services (LCS).

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Projects for customers in LCS

For every customer who signs up for LCS, an Implementation project workspace is automatically created during the sign-up process. As a partner, you can’t create an Implementation project. For more information about the Implementation project workspace, see How Lifecycle Services for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations works (LCS).

Services within project workspaces behave in the same manner. However, an important difference between an Implementation project and other project types is the ability to configure the current version of Dynamics 365 for Operations, which is managed by Microsoft.

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