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 126.96.36.19943
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 #
188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 (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
We are planning for roll up 21 in prod server. The roll up comes in many exe's
Can you please tell me which are the exe's that goes to server and and which goes to client pc's?
@Karun: CRMv4.0-KB975995-i386-Server-ENU.exe is installed on your server. It will check your CONFIG_DB and do some database updates, usually updated indexes for in-the-box entities, stored procedures, etc. then update your server binaries.
CRMv4.0-KB975995-i386-Client-ENU.exe goes on your client machines if you're using the Client for Microsoft Outlook. It is not needed on machines that aren't using the Outlook client - those that are accessing your CRM servers via Internet Explorer only.
Nice to see a combined results of all the update rollups. Great !.
Hi how is all of that related to online version? We are now on 5.0.9688.1561
@Nosecam, My CRM Online instance was also stuck on an circa Rollup 5 for several weeks but I have just checked and I am now running on build .2174 (Rollup 7 plus a bit) from the Ireland data centre so it will be worth checking to see if your instance has now been upgraded also.
Why did the projected release date for Q2 2012 Service Release go away?
Because all Service Releases are quality-driven, Bill, not date-driven, so projected ship dates can change and therefore be misleading. Look for press releases and/or blogs from the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Product Group regarding release dates of upcoming Service Releases. I’ll update this blog when they are released, of course.
When oh when will Q2 be released? Now that it's July 1, the moniker "Q2" doesn't seem to apply anymore. A status update, even if not a firm date but something like "We're 90% done" or "Here's what's left for us to do." would be helpful for us business owners to do some planning, even if the dates have to shift later on.
Greg, you mentioned to look for press releases or blogs form the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Product Group. Do you have the link to where those are posted? I have googled for it but can't seem to find anything specific.
Thanks for keeping us and the world informed!
Jason, I don't have visibility into the "status" of the Q2 release, but would recommend that you look to www.microsoft.com/.../default.aspx for Press Releases, and the Microsoft Dynamics Team blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/) for the blog postings. I'd keep also an eye on crm.dynamics.com/.../roadmap, and feel free to use your browser of choice to look more broadly.
And you're quite welcome!
Greg, your update on July 9 contradicts Dennis Michalis' blog post on July 6.
According to Dennis, the Q2 2012 Service Update will ship on July 19 and include SQL Server 2012 support. But your article states that nothing will ship in July and SQL Server 2012 support is already there.
Dennis also mentions industry templates and data center certifications are part of the Q2 2012 service update, but these are not code releases and are already available.
Can you clairify what's going on?
@ CRM addict
Sure. What Dennis is saying, IMO, is that new code is being released in CRM Oniine to support SQL 2012 for online customers. This SQL 2012 compatibility code was released to on-premise customers via Update Rollup 6 (via the the Microsoft Download Center and Microsoft Update) in January, 2012,
I disagree with your statement that industry templates and data center certifications "are not code releases". There are industry templates that are, I believe, code releases and part of the Q2 2012 service release that are not yet available unless you had access to TAP bits, etc. As I mention above, this code will now be released via the Q4 2011 Service Release. Also, new code is likely being released to support the new data center certifications.
You may want to ask Dennis via his blog posting for further clarification.
Hi Greg, our CRM Online in EMEA is still at version 5.0.9690.2174 (UR7+). Nothing happened (or seemed to have happened) on 19th July. I was expecting a version change to UR8+. Am I getting confused?
@ Andre - I don't have much visibility into CRM Online servicing release dates, but I suspect one will be forthcoming in August.
Currently in my Organisation,Dynamics CRM Server 2011 was installed with rollup 7added to it, on our production environment for Sales team.Our primary objective is run the onpremise deployment on Safai browser
My question is like would there be any alternative approach where we can satisfy the need apart from the R8 launch
Moreover when was it expected to release on global market(Multi browser support) i mean the approx date?
Thanks in Advance!
Do you have any information as to why CRM2011 Rollup 10 has just be re-released? We were just gearing up to deploy rollup 10 and want to know if we should delay to test this new release?