We're delighted to announce that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 18 released Thursday June 30th,2011!
Note regarding Podcasts: Going forward, as Update Rollups for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and CRM 2011 will be alternately shipping every 4 weeks and focus increases on CRM 2011 servicing, we'll focus on Podcasts for each CRM 2011 Update Rollup release, beginning with a Podcast discussing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 2 on June 3rd, 2011. These CRM 2011 Update Rollup Podcasts will also discuss the previously-released Update Rollup for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
Related links you should know about:
Packages are available for download via the Update Rollup 18 Microsoft Download Center page for these CRM components:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 18 Prerequisites:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 11 (and beyond) Prerequisites:
Issues resolved via Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 18:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 18 is a cumulative Update Rollup that includes all the fixes for the issues that are documented in the "Master Knowledge Base Articles" for Update Rollups 1 through 17. Hyperlinks to these articles are included in the "Issues that are resolved in Update Rollup 18 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0" section of the Update Rollup 18 "master" Microsoft Knowledge Base article.
Hotfixes and updates that were released as individual fixes:
Other fixes released via CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 18:
Hotfixes and updates that you have to enable or configure manually
Update Rollup 18 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 contains no updates that you must enable or configure manually.
Mismatched Update Rollup versions within a Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment
In a scenario where you may be running many client workstations with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 for Microsoft Office Outlook, a common question is whether it is supported to run mismatched versions. For example, where Update Rollup 18 has been installed on the CRM Server but the Outlook clients are still on Update Rollup 15, or where Update Rollup 10 is on the CRM server but due to updates available to the Outlook client you have decided to install Update Rollup 18 on the clients without installing Update Rollup 18 on the server.
The general rule of thumb is to try to keep the versions in sync as much as possible. However, it is permissible (though not recommended as a long-term solution) to run mismatched Update Rollup versions on Outlook client and server, as Microsoft does do some testing of such combinations.
However, regarding the other Update Rollups (for example Rollups for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Email Router or Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions), it is not supported nor recommended to run mismatched versions. A best practice is to update these components at the same time you update your CRM Server. Do the best you can to keep these Update Rollup versions in sync.
Internet Explorer 9 Compatibility
The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering team extensively tested Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 against pre-release versions of Internet Explorer 9 and continue to address compatibility issues, as they're reported, against the released (Released to Web) version of Internet Explorer 9.0. If necessary, we plan to release enhancements via future Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup releases to assure compatibility with Internet Explorer 9.
Greg NicholsPremier Field EngineeringMicrosoft Corporation