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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and 2011 Update Rollups and Service Packs: Release Dates, Build Numbers, and Collateral

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and 2011 Update Rollups and Service Packs: Release Dates, Build Numbers, and Collateral

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Note: These Update Rollups update the following components available via the Microsoft Download Center with the exception of the two Mobile clients and SSRS Data Connector, which are not on the Download Center but are available elsewhere as noted below:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 for Microsoft Office Outlook (Outlook Client)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Email Router

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) Data Connector
The SSRS Data Connector is not available as an individual download. It is included in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013 download. When you extract the Server package (CRM2013-Server-ENU-amd64.exe /extract:path: extracts the content of the package to the path folder), you’ll find the Data Connector in the SrsDataConnector folder

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Language Packs

Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Windows 8 (“MoCA” – the Mobile Client Application available via the Windows Store)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM for iPad (in iTunes)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Report Authoring Extension (with SQL Server Data Tools support)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 List Component for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (for multiple browsers)

Notes:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Stack Technology Compatibility: Do you want to know if certain Service Packs or versions of a Microsoft product or technology are supported with Dynamics CRM? Now we have all of this in one “living" Knowledge Base article: the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Compatibility List.  For example, you can use this KB to determine the latest Microsoft SQL Server major version and Service Pack that is supported. Microsoft will list new products like Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8.1 as "TBD" until testing is complete; generally near General Availability (GA) of that product.

 Mainstream Support Lifecycle: Keep in mind that Mainstream Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 ends January 8th, 2019 as per CRM 2013’s supported lifecycle.

 NEW RELEASE REGARDING the OrgDbOrgSettings tool for CRM 2011 and CRM 2013!

You're probably familiar with the OrgDbOrgSettings command line tool (mentioned above) released by the CRM Product Group in the "Tools" package that is updated and released with each set of Update Rollup packages.  With it, you configure some .xml and call your .xml with the command line utility described in KB 2691237. However, you may be daunted by configuring this .xml, to the point that you may not use the tool, or use it minimally - not exploring the many options outlined in KB 2691237 that may be of use to you.  Well, the Microsoft Dynamics PFE team now has another option for you!  By popular demand, our esteemed CRM PFE colleague Sean McNellis has developed a tool  - a CRM 2011 / CRM 2013 managed solution - that provides you with an easy-to- use GUI with which you can configure all of the options outlined in the Knowledge Base on a per-tenant basis.  Feel free to download it, install it, and check it out... I sure use it!

This is a FREE downloadable tool - the "Dynamics CRM 2011 Organization Settings Editor".  Check it out; the download page has screenshots and information that will help you make good use of the tool.  Sean has also published a Premier Field Engineering blog: "Azure Mobile + JavaScript + WebResources = Easy Editing of OrgDBOrgSettings in Dynamics CRM 2011!" to share more details on the tool. It is currently updated with settings for CRM 2011 Update Rollup 16 and CRM 2013 Update Rollup 1, and he takes pride in keeping it updated as new Update Rollups are released. Thanks, Sean!

CRM 2013 pre-release builds

Build number

Knowledge Base article

 

Beta

 

6.0.0000.0215

n/a

 

RC

6.0.0000.0514

n/a

 

RTM

6.0.0000.0809

n/a

 

CRM 2013 Update Rollup #

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

1

12/16/2013

1/2014

6.0.0001.0061

2891271

Blog

Podcast

2

3/22/2014

4/8/2014

6.0.0002.0046, 6.0.0002.0051 (Server-only re-release)

2919956

Blog

Podcast

3

7/15/2014

7/2014

6.0.0003.0106

2930480

Blog

Podcast

CRM 2013 Service Pack #

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

1

5/27/2014

TBD

6.1.0000.0581

2941390

Blog

Podcast

 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Note: These Update Rollups update the following components available via the Microsoft Download Center. As of Jan. 21st, 2012 these installation files have been updated to include CRM 2011 Update Rollup 6 (re-release Version 05.00.9690.1992):

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 E-mail Router

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) Data Connector
The SSRS Data Connector is not available as an individual download. It is included in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011 download. When you extract the Server package (CRM2011- SERVER-ENU-AMD64.exe /extract:path, extracts the content of the package to the path folder), you’ll find the Data Connector in the SrsDataConnector folder

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Report Authoring Extension (Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 BIDS, aka Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Development Studio Fetch Extension)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Language Pack (aka Multilanguage User Interface, MUI)

Notes:

Keep in mind that Mainstream Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 ends July 12th, 2016 as per CRM 2011’s supported lifecycle.

CRM 2011 pre-release builds

Build number

Knowledge Base article

 

Beta

 

5.0.9585.101

n/a

 

RC

5.0.9688.53

n/a

 

RTM

5.0.9688.583

2461082

 

CRM 2011 UR #

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

1

4/4/2011

4/26/2011

5.0.9688.1045

2466084

Blog

Podcast

2

6/6/2011

6/28/2011

5.0.9688.1155, 5.0.9688.1157 (server)

2466086

Blog

Podcast

3

7/26/2011

8/23/2011

5.0.9688.1244

2547347

Blog

Podcast

4

9/22/2011

Was not released to Microsoft Update

5.0.9688.1450

2556167

Blog

Podcast

5

10/25/2011

11/8/2011

5.0.9688.1533

2567454

Blog

Podcast

6

1/12/2012

1/24/2012

5.0.9690.1992 (contains the Q4 2011 Service Release and provides limited SQL 2012 support)

2600640

Blog

Podcast

7

3/22/2012

3/27/2012

5.0.9690.2165

2600643

Blog

Podcast

8

5/3/2012

5/22/2012

5.0.9690.2243

2600644

Blog

Podcast

9

Not released publically

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

10

8/16/2012

n/a

5.0.9690.2720

2710577

Blog

Podcast

10 re-release

10/4/2012

n/a

5.0.9690.2740

2710577

Blog

Podcast

11

10/11/2012

n/a

5.0.9690.2835

2739504

Blog

Podcast

11 re-release

10/15/2012 (client), 10/22/2012 (server)

10/23/2012

5.0.9690.2838 (Client), 5.0.9690.2839 (Server)

2739504

n/a

n/a

11 Critical Update

7/26/2013

8/13/2013

5.0.9690.2903 (Client, Server, MUI),

2855319

Blog

n/a

12

1/29/2013

1/6/2013 (except for Server)

5.0.9690.3233 (Client), 5.0.9690.3236 (Server)

2795627

Blog

Podcast

13

3/27/2013

4/8/2013

5.0.9690.3448

2791312

Blog

Podcast

14

7/11/2013

7/23/2013

5.0.9690.3557

2849744

Blog

Podcast

15

10/7/2013

10/2013

5.0.9690.3731, 5.0.9690.3739 (V2 - Outlook Client only re-release)

2843571

Blog

Podcast

16

1/22/2014

2/2014

5.0.9690.3911

2872369

Blog

Podcast

17

5/8/2014

5/2014

5.0.9690.4150

2915687

Blog

Podcast

CRM 2011 UR #

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

 

Notes:

Mismatched Update Rollup versions within a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 or 2013 deployment: In a scenario where you may be running many client workstations with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 or 2013 for Microsoft Office Outlook, a common question is whether it is supported to run mismatched versions. For example, where Update Rollup 5 has been installed on the CRM 2011 Server but the Outlook clients are still on Update Rollup 1, or where Update Rollup 1 is on the CRM 2011 server but due to updates available to the Outlook client you have decided to install Update Rollup 6 on the clients without installing Update Rollup 4 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 or 2013 Email Router or Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 2013 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.

For more information, see the blog posting "User experience while accessing CRM 2011 application servers while Update Rollups are being applied"

Silent Update Rollup installs: Please review Jon Strand's blog posting "CRM 2011: Silently Installing Update Rollups" which provides details on installing CRM Outlook client update rollups "silently" in order to limit end-user interruption

  • @Vijay - multi-browser support is planned for an Update Rollup release in late 2012

  • @Adrian - see today's blog post blogs.msdn.com/.../microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011-update-rollup-10-re-released.aspx

    Greg

  • Excellent article, keep up the great work chaps

  • Are there any new dates for the Jan. '13 releases?  I know Jan. 10th and 22nd are the On-Prem release dates, but I haven't seen anything for the Outlook client dates for Online customers.  Are we to assume they're the same for the On-Prem releases?  What if an online customer gets the Outlook client update pushed to them on 1/22/13 but their online org hasn't been updated yet?

  • Is there any dates for Rollup 22 for CRM 4? My boss is kicking me because I said it would be coming last year =)

  • CRM Online is now reporting build .3339! Dec 2012 Service Update and Update Rollup 12 including Yammer capabilities, iPad support, New sales process user interface, Guided process for customer support, Click to Call by using Skype or Lync, Support for Bing Maps, etc.

  • @ James H - see my updates to this blog.  Release of a UR22 for CRM 4.0 is under consideration but obviously the previously posted tentative release has passed.

  • Great :) thx a lot..

  • Second Gareth Howells point - it would be great for this page to be kept updated with build numbers for CRM Online as well.  For example .3379 anyone? - what client UR should a customer be running against that - 12 or 13?

  • @Gareth and Simon: Either UR12 or UR13 would be fine, as build 3379 is a build between UR12 and UR13, but we recommend that the build delta between client and server Update Rollups is no greater than one Update Rollup

    Greg Nichols

    Microsoft Corporation

  • Nice overview.

    Thanks very much.

  • Nice Information.

    May i ask you to complete the CRM 2011 Table?

  • @Julian... what do you mean by "complete the CRM 2011 Table" exactly?

    @All... I'll soon be adding a table for CRM 2013 Update Rollup Collateral... everybody ready? ;)

    Greg Nichols

    Microsoft Corporation

  • Any news on CRM 2013 UR1?

  • IE 11 anyone? ETA on support IE 11?

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