Note: The Updates documented in this blog for:
update the Dynamics CRM components described in this Microsoft Knowledge base article:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Installations, Updates and Documentation
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? If so, consult 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.
Dynamics CRM Organization Settings Editor (OrgDbOrgSettings)!
You may be familiar with the OrgDbOrgSettings command line tool 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 .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.
The Microsoft Dynamics PFE team has another option for you; the "Dynamics CRM Organization Settings Editor." CRM Senior PFE Sean McNellis developed this managed solution which provides an easy-to-use GUI with which you can configure all of the options outlined in the Knowledge Base on a per-tenant basis. 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 to share more details on the tool, and he keeps the tool update as needed. Thanks, Sean!
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015
RTM Build of CRM RTM ("Release to Manufacture") is 22.214.171.12443
CRM 2015 Update #
Release date and Download Center URL
Release date – Microsoft Update
Knowledge Base article
Mainstream Support Lifecycle: Keep in mind that Mainstream Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 ends January 14th, 2020 as per CRM 2015’s supported lifecycle.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013
CRM 2013 pre-release builds
CRM 2013 Update Rollup #
126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 (Server-only re-release)
CRM 2013 Service Pack
CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup #
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.
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
CRM 2011 pre-release builds
CRM 2011 UR #
5.0.9688.1155, 5.0.9688.1157 (server)
Was not released to Microsoft Update
5.0.9690.1992 (contains the Q4 2011 Service Release and provides limited SQL 2012 support)
Not released publically
10/15/2012 (client), 10/22/2012 (server)
5.0.9690.2838 (Client), 5.0.9690.2839 (Server)
11 Critical Update
5.0.9690.2903 (Client, Server, MUI),
1/6/2013 (except for Server)
5.0.9690.3233 (Client), 5.0.9690.3236 (Server)
5.0.9690.3731, 5.0.9690.3739 (V2 - Outlook Client only re-release)
Keep in mind that Mainstream Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 ends July 12th, 2016 as per CRM 2011’s supported lifecycle.
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.
See: Mismatched Update Rollup versions within a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 deployment and "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
See also: Customers' choices... The most popular "Dynamics CRM in the Field" technical blog posts from Premier Field Engineering!
Greg NicholsSenior Premier Field EngineerMicrosoft Corporation
@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
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
Thanks very much.
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? ;)
Any news on CRM 2013 UR1?
IE 11 anyone? ETA on support IE 11?