Dynamics CRM 2011 Rollup 9 Beta is available

Sometimes there are just too many labels for something and in this case we now have the Dynamics CRM 2011 Rollup 9 R8  Q2 Service Release CRM Anywhere  BETA available, essentially Rollup 9. You can now test your code against multiple browsers and check out the latest Activity feeds features along with a bunch of other cool features coming in this major release.

Make sure you check out the updated SDK download if you are interested in the code side of things.

You can download the Release Preview Guide here.

Check Girish Raja’s blog on MSDN  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/girishr/archive/2012/05/09/microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011-ur9-a-k-a-r8-beta-is-here.aspx for all the links on how to get access and start learning about the new bits.

Or the PFE site at Dynamics CRM in the Field on MSDN http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crminthefield/archive/2012/05/10/crm-2011-update-rollup-9-beta-has-arrived.aspx

 

CRM 2011 Online RTW available

Microsoft has released CRM 2011 Online RTW (17 Jan 2011) and you can find the press release here.

You can sign up for a 30 day free trial at http://crm.dynamics.com

CRM 2011 RTM On-Premise has also been announced for release on the 28th of February 2011.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 RC – Release Candidate Now Available

Microsoft announce the availability of the Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate (RC) (15th December 2010) , which is accessible on the Microsoft Downloads site at the following links:

Component URL Language Availability
Server RC http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3f82c6f-c123-4e80-b9b2-ee422a16b91d Available in English only
Outlook Client http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=22dc423a-7194-491e-a169-6ace16bfdd36 Available in 25 languages
Language Pack http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=db44c564-2338-407e-980a-c9c83ad37729 Available in 41 languages
Email Router http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a995f6ad-0099-42fd-9b22-cf7b3d40a2bf Available in 25 languages
Report Extension http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=64a09b75-8376-4b9d-aea3-8a83a1837c4d Available in 25 languages
SharePoint http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=23c0f351-8694-4d92-9ddf-34a949aec6a7 Available in 41 languages
Software Development Kit (SDK) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=420f0f05-c226-4194-b7e1-f23ceaa83b69  

To activate the CRM 2011 RC, please use the following keys:

MQM2H-JYYRB-RRD6J-8WBBC-CVBD3 (Server)

H84KC-JH8DF-7PDYK-TXBXR-2RMMT (Workgroup)

There are two options for moving an existing deployment of CRM 2011 Beta to the RC build, the steps for which are outlined below; use the option that is most appropriate for your project.

OPTION 1 – Import/Upgrade

  1. Install the RC bits for the CRM Server on an alternate computer.
  2. Install the CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions to the computer running SQL in the new deployment.
  3. Restore the database backups of the Beta orgs to the computer running SQL in the new deployment.
  4. Use Deployment Manager to Import the Beta orgs. The Import wizard will detect that the org is a Beta org and will upgrade it to the RC bits.
  5. During import, use the Auto Mapping option to map CRM users to Active Directory.

OPTION 2 – Connect to Existing

  1. Uninstall all CRM components from deployment computers.
  2. Install the RC bits for CRM Server, and on SQL Server page of the setup wizard, specify to Connect to Existing.
  3. The Setup wizard will detect and upgrade the config database and the default org to RC.
  4. Use Deployment Manager to upgrade the remaining Beta orgs to RC.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta Server and Outlook Client Updates

There are a number of critical updates available for the CRM 2011 Beta Server and Outlook client and if you haven’t accepted to have these downloaded automatically you can download them from here manually.

Updated Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta SDK now available

The CRM Team released an updated CRM 2011 Beta SDK download today. You can find the SDK download link here along with the Developer Videos or you can find it here under the Related Resources section of the CRM 2011 Beta download page.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 on YouTube

Check out the latest CRM 2011 videos from the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team on YouTube here.

If you haven’t already, you should visit the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team Blog to catch up with the latest info and informative articles regarding CRM.

CRM 4 to CRM 2011 JavaScript Converter Tool

This project is superceded by the new application Dynamics XRM Tools which includes improved features http://dynamicsxrmtools.codeplex.com/

Here I have a CRM 4 to CRM 2011 Javascript Converter tool that helps convert scripts to the latest CRM 2011 Form scripting model. The converter uses an xml file that contains CRM4 and CRM5 nodes which allow the converter to find/replace specific instances of text.

I created this as an aid to help me during upgrades from CRM 4 to CRM 2011, so if you would like to test it against your CRM 2011 javascript web resources after you upgrade from CRM 4 then let me know how it goes.

You can find the tool on codeplex here.

CRM 4 to CRM 2011 JavaScript Converter Tool

CRM 4 to CRM 2011 JavaScript Converter Tool

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta now available

MS CRM 2011 – Familiar, Intelligent, Connected

Well the news is out, MS CRM 2011 Beta has arrived. You can read the Microsoft Press release here. Microsoft have delivered an exceptional product and I’m sure everyone who will be reviewing the CRM 2011 Beta will not be disappointed. Feature rich and overloaded with extras way beyond CRM 4. Check out the links below to find all the info you’ll need to get started.

Download CRM 2011 Beta.

Sign up for CRM 2011 Beta Online.

If you would like to see a great video presentation of CRM 2011 by Senior Technical Product Manager Eric Boocock go here.

Check out the developer videos and documentation here for the following items

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta Implementation Guide (On Premises only)
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online E-mail Router Installation Guide
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook Installation Guide
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Beta Readme (Online only)
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta Readme (On Premises only)

Live Meeting – Interactive Look at MSCRM 2011 Beta by Eric Boocock

For those of you that haven’t had a chance to play or get exposure with MSCRM 2011 there is a Live Meeting by Senior Technical Product Manager Eric Boocock on September 7th 2010 at 9am (PST) that you will not want to miss.

For those that missed this excellent presentation you can find it here.