This section describes how to retrieve and deploy the Dynaway Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution in Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations, using Microsoft Lifecycle Services (LCS).
The solution contains two Dynamics 365 modules:
- Enterprise Asset Management
- Mobility (Web application client)
This installation procedure covers deployment into cloud-hosted environments for demo, development, and user acceptance testing purposes. It does not cover installation into a production environment as these environments are managed and operated by Microsoft®.
In order to complete installation by following this procedure, you must be familiar with Microsoft Lifecycle Services (LCS) and administration of Microsoft Dynamics® 365 for Finance and Operations environments. For topics not covered in this installation procedure, refer to Microsoft® deployment guidelines on Microsoft Docs website.
If you want to install Dynaway EAM, first you must acquire a license file. In order to acquire a Dynaway Mobile license file for EAM in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following version information:
Find this information in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations by selecting Help & Support (the question mark icon in the upper-right corner of the application) > About.
If you update Dynaway solution from an older version to a newer version, the license file may also need to be updated due to certificate updates.
The procedure described in this chapter can be omitted if the Dynaway EAM solution is already available in your LCS project.
The Dynaway solution is published and distributed using the Asset Library in the Microsoft LCS project. For the Dynaway Mobile solution package to become available, it must be imported into the Asset Library by a representative of Dynaway. This means that Dynaway needs temporary access to your LCS project.
Follow the step-by-step instruction below to grant access to a Dynaway representative in your LCS project.
Recommended for security purposes: When the Dynaway Mobile solution has been imported to your LCS project, the added Dynaway users can be removed again. Future versions will automatically be available when they are published.
How to add a user to the LCS project Dynaway manual
When you have completed the procedure described in the article Invite Dynaway to your LCS project, the Dynaway EAM solution is available in the Asset Library of your LCS project. To see the solution package contents, go to the Asset Library.
Refer to the Release overview article for an overview of compatibility between major Dynaway EAM versions and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Application Updates.
Refer to our Dynaway Mobile Release Notes for further details on version content and compatibility with Microsoft updates to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.
Go to your LCS Project Asset Library and select Solution package.
Select the Dynaway EAM solution.
Select Versions to view the list of available versions.
Select the most current version.
Select Get version.
You can get an updated version of Dynaway Mobility for Asset Management in LCS.
The latest version may contain builds for multiple Application Updates from Microsoft.
This article describes how to deploy Dynaway Mobile into an existing cloud-hosted environment using LCS.
The Dynaway Mobile module is deployed into existing environments using the environment management section of LCS. When the Dynaway Mobile solution has been imported into the LCS project as described in the article Get mobile solution in LCS, deployable packages will appear in the list of applicable updates.
Note: Before deployment, ensure that the active version of Dynaway Mobile in LCS is compatible with the Application Update version of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.
Refer to the test case below for step-by-step instructions on how to deploy Dynaway Mobile to an existing cloud-hosted environment.
When you have completed deployment of the Dynaway mobile solution, next step is to import the license file, which is described in the next article.
Go to the existing environment in LCS.
Select Apply updates.
Select Dynaway EAM [version number] in the list.
Select Apply and wait until the process completes. This may take several hours.
You are able to deploy the Dynaway mobility solution into a cloud-hosted environment by using LCS.
There are two ways to deploy the Dynaway license:
a) Add the license with Dynaway models to the pipeline in DevOps, create an all-in-one package and deploy on an environment
b) Add the license to the Dynaway Deployable package (in case there are no other customizations / ISVs in the system) or modify the existing All-in-one package.
This section uses a deployable package to import the Dynaway Mobile for Asset Management license file into Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.
Prerequisite: You already have a license file (.txt) from Dynaway, as described in the Acquire license file section.
Dynaway Mobile uses ISV licensing as described on Microsoft Docs: Create a package and generate a customer-specific license.
Follow the step-by-step instructions described in the three test cases below to create a deployable package, then upload and import it.
Go to LCS -> Asset library -> Solution packages and import Dynaway package to Asset library -> Software deployable packages. Download the package to the local drive.
Open the zip package file.
In the zip package file, create "License" directory under "\AosService\Scripts\" and navigate to the subfolder. Copy the license file you received from Dynaway to this folder.
You have created a deployable package with the license file.
In LCS, navigate to the target environment.
Select Maintain and Apply updates.
In the list, select the newly added license package.
Select Apply and wait for the process to be completed.
Select Sign-off to complete the process.
Open Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to verify the Dynaway mobility module is available in the main menu of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.
You have imported the license package file into LCS.
The Dynaway mobile module is available in the D365FO main menu.