Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 17 Released

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 17 (UR17) is now available for download. UR17 provides several dozens of hotfixes that should be welcome for companies that continue to use Dynamics CRM 2011. The most obvious change is that Internet Explorer 11 support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 has been added. Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook support has also been added for Office 2013 in Windows 8.1.

Other notable updates are included as well:

  • The naming format of attachments has been changed. A new field called attachmentcontentid has been added to the activitymimeattachment entity. The email attachment’s “contentid” is now stored in this new field instead of adding it to the attachment’s file name.
  • The sometimes long Outlook.exe startup time that came about as a result of UR12 has been shortened.
  • The bug that prevented Recurring Series Expansion jobs if the Recurring Appointment owner was a team rather than an individual has been fixed.
  • Many-to-many (N:N) relationship records can now be replicated offline.
  • SharePoint 2010 Integration will now work if Windows6.1-KB2894844-x64 is installed.

Visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2915687/en-us to learn more about UR17 or see a full list of the included five dozen hotfixes.

UR17 Installation Information

In order to install UR17, you must have UR6 (build 5.0.9690.1992) or a later version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 installed already. Make sure that you back up your CRM organization before you install. We also recommend that you install UR17 in a development environment first to identify any issues that might arise for your organization.

You can use Windows Update to install UR17 automatically if you have automatic updating turned on. UR17 will become available in Windows Update during Q2 of 2014. You can download also download it from http://www.microsoft.com/en-ph/download/details.aspx?id=42672 and install manually.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 9 Beta

The beta version of the upcoming update to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, Update Rollup 9 (UR9), also known as “CRM Anywhere”, was released on May 9, 2012. To access the beta version, you must first register and complete a survey on the UR9 Beta Connect site. Once you have completed the survey, you can download the UR9 beta, as well as an implementation guide, from Microsoft Connect Downloads.

After downloading UR9, we recommend installing it on a test environment. This is especially necessary because there is no upgrade path from the UR9 beta to the final UR9 release. If you are currently using Dynamics CRM, and you don’t have a test environment available, you may want to consider moving to a partner-hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution.

Support for three additional web browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari) is included in the UR9 beta. You can use the weeks before Microsoft releases UR9 as an opportunity to test any Microsoft Dynamics CRM customizations and configurations in these browsers. Web applications of all types can sometimes render differently in different browsers, with customizations and configurations in Dynamics CRM being no exception.

Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is also included in the UR9 beta. If you have a production or test environment of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 available, you should connect it with your UR9 Dynamics CRM test environment. If there are any issues with your configuration, you’ll be able to discover them and resolve them ahead of time.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile is not supported in the beta update, although it will be supported in the final update.

Microsoft created a Beta Discussion Group (this link will not work until you have registered and completed the survey at the UR9 Beta Connect site) for you to pose any questions regarding UR9.

If you’re looking for more information regarding the upcoming UR9 update or just the latest on Microsoft Dynamics CRM, look no further than our xRM.com Microsoft Dynamics CRM blog.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 8

Update Rollup 8 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center as of May 3, 2012 or updated through Windows Update as of May 22, 2012. This update is available for all languages supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and includes several improvements and critical fixes. The following components are affected by this update.

Components:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 E-mail Router
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Language Pack
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Report Authoring Extension
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Prerequisites: You must have Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 6 (build 5.0.9690.1992) installed to apply this update rollup. This update requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

Important Note: You can uninstall Update Rollup 8, however, you should back up your databases before you install this update.

Links:
Microsoft Support: Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is available
Microsoft Download Center: Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 7

Update Rollup 7 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center as of March 22, 2012 or updated through Windows Update as of April 10, 2012. This update is available for all languages supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and includes several improvements and critical fixes.

This update introduces Read Optimized Forms, a new feature.

The following components are affected by this update.

Components:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 E-mail Router
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Language Pack
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Report Authoring Extension
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Prerequisites: You must have Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 6 installed (build 5.0.9690.1992) to apply this update rollup. This update requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

Important Note: You can uninstall Update Rollup 7. However, you should back up your databases before you install this update.

Links:
Microsoft Support: Update Rollup 7 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is available
Microsoft Download Center: Update Rollup 7 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 21

Update Rollup 21 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center or Windows Update as of February 9, 2012. This update is available for all languages supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and includes several improvements and critical fixes. The following components are affected

Components:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Language Pack
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Reporting Extensions
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Report Authoring Extension
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 for Microsoft Office Outlook

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Prerequisites: You must have Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 installed to apply this update rollup. Additionally, Update Rollup 7 for Microsoft Dynamic CRM 4.0 is required to install update Rollup 21. This update requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.

Important Note: Update Rollup 21 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 cannot be removed. Specific database updates are applied in Update Rollup 21 that will not let you uninstall Update Rollup 21. You should back up your databases before you install this update.

Links:
Microsoft Support: Update Rollup 21 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is available
Microsoft Download Center: Update Rollup 21 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 6

Update Rollup 6 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center or updated through Windows Update. This update is available for all languages supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. Update Rollup 6 includes all fixes from Update Rollup 1 through to Update Rollup 5. It is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Components affected:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 E-mail Router
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Language Packs
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook

Prerequisites: You must have Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 build 5.0.9688.583 installed to apply this update rollup.

Important Note: Update Rollup 6 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 cannot be removed. You should back up your databases before you install this update.

Links:
Microsoft Support: Update Rollup 6 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is available
Microsoft Download Center: Update Rollup 6 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (KB 2600640)

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 20

Update Rollup 20 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center as of November 10, 2011. This update is available for all languages supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and is a cumulative set of several system improvements and critical fixes. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment.

Components:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Language Pack
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Data Connector for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 for Microsoft Office Outlook

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Prerequisites:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
You must have Update Rollup 7 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 installed to install Update Rollup 20.

Links:
Microsoft Support: Update Rollup 20 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is available
Microsoft Download Center: Update Rollup 20 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 5

Update Rollup 5 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center as of October 25, 2011 or updated through Windows Update as of November 8, 2011. This update is available for all languages supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and includes the following improvements and critical fixes.

Improvements:
Activity feed for records
Office 365 integration
Enhanced chart designer
Multiple time stamp, time zone, and Daylight Saving Time (DST) fixes
Improved mobile-device detection
Several stability issues running CRM Online 2011 in Internet Explorer 9 have been resolved.

Critical Fixes:

The Outlook Client will no longer accidentally enter an endless-loop synchronization state.
The memory leak (occurring in most versions of Internet Explorer) has been resolved.
Frequent Outlook client crashes caused by Update Rollup 4 have been fixed.
The Update Rollup 4 issue causing unexpected results to be returned by RetrieveEntityRequest in the Software Development Kit (SDK) is fixed.

Components:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 E-mail Router
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Language Pack
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Report Authoring Extension
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Prerequisites: You must have Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 build 5.0.9688.583 installed to apply this update rollup. This update requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

Important Note: Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 cannot be removed. Specific database updates are applied in Update Rollup 5 that will not let you uninstall Update Rollup 5. You should back up your databases before you install this update.

Links:
Microsoft Support: Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is available
Microsoft Download Center: Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 4

Update Rollup 4 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center as of September 22, 2011 or updated through Windows Update as of September 27, 2011. This update is available for all languages supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. It includes hotfixes and updates for the following components.

Components:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 E-mail Router
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Language Pack
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Report Authoring Extension
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Prerequisites: You must have Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 build 5.0.9688.583 installed to apply this update rollup. This update requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

Important Note: Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 cannot be removed. Specific database updates are applied in Update Rollup 4 that will not let you uninstall Update Rollup 4. You should back up your databases before you install this update.

Links:
Microsoft Support: Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is available
Microsoft Download Center: Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 19

Microsoft released Update Rollup 19 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 on August 21, 2011, including packages of hot fixes and updates for the following:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Client for Microsoft Office Outlook
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Data Migration Manager
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Language Packs (contains all languages supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0)

Update Rollup 19 will install the Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package.
Update Rollup 19 will install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Prerequisites: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

Note: Update Rollup 19 packages are available from the Microsoft Download Center (see below) in four downloadable files for 64-bit systems or six downloadable files for 32-bit systems. Some packages require further specific installation procedures. Some components must be configured manually. For complete details, please read the Microsoft knowledge base article.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: Update Rollup 19 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is available
Microsoft Download Center: Update Rollup 19 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

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