CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.16 available

The MS CRM Team have released an updated CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.16 which can be downloaded here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24004 or viewed on MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309408.aspx Check out the SDK Release History notes here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn198205.aspx

 

What’s Changing in the Next Major Release – This new topic outlines features that will be changing in the upcoming Orion release and provides a tool you can use to help you prepare your organizations for these changes.

 

New and updated topics Description of changes
Microsoft_Dynamics_CRM_2011_SDK_Readme.htm Updated the readme for this version of the SDK package.
Active Directory and Claims-Based Authentication

Authenticate Office 365 Users with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Web Services

OrganizationServiceProxy

DiscoveryServiceProxy

Updated these topics to remove the restriction on using the service proxy classes when authenticating with the Microsoft online services identity provider of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. You can now use these proxy classes with all deployment types and identity providers.
BulkDeleteRequest

BulkDetectDuplicatesRequest

Added in Remarks that you can run the bulk delete job or bulk detect duplicates job daily or without recurrence.
Create, Export, or Import an Unmanaged Solution

Create, Install, and Update a Managed Solution

Added a note to these topics saying “Installing a solution can interfere with normal system operation. We recommend that you schedule solution imports when it’s least disruptive to users.”
Form XML Reference The following FormXml elements have been updated to indicate that they are for internal use only: <ControlMode> (FormXml), <QuickFormRelationshipName> (FormXML), <QuickFormRelationshipRoleOrdinal> (FormXml), and <UniqueId> (FormXml). These elements are used only in a quick form, which is not customizable. These elements will be removed from the schema in the next major release.
Handle Exceptions in Plug-Ins Clarified how plug-in exceptions are handled and where error message are written or displayed.
Introduction to Activity Feeds Corrected the maximum number of characters in the posts created programmatically. The correct value is 2000 characters.
Introduction to Solutions Added the Enterprise Solution Lifecycle Management section introducing the ALM for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: CRM Solution Lifecycle Management white paper.
Open Forms, Views, Dialogs and Reports with a URL Appended to an existing note to include:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM forms are not designed to be opened as dialogs using either showModalDialog or showModelessDialog.

Uninstall or Delete a Solution Added an Access the Solutions List with a URL section.
What’s Changing in the Next Major Release Added a new topic to provide information about what is changing in the next major release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Write Custom Code for Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook

GoOffline               GoOnline

Added a note that these methods cannot be used in a plug-in because they cause a UI interaction with the user.
Xrm.Page.data.entity Attribute Methods Added a missing getFormat return value: textarea.
Xrm.Page.ui Control Methods Added a remark to the addCustomView method to show that this method does not work with Owner lookups.
Xrm.Utility Reference Corrected an error for the openEntityForm method. This method returns a Boolean value rather than a window object.

CRM 2011 Rollup 11 now available

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering (SE) team have been hard at work to get the UR11 release to us all on October 12 2012.

You can find the related Rollup 10 items here

Rollup 11 Build Number: 05.00.9690.2835

Dynamics CRM in the Field has a great post on this subject already including a podcast, along with a lot of other excellent articles, bookmark the site now. Podcast and Overview: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 11. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crminthefield/archive/2012/10/05/podcast-and-overview-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011-update-rollup-11.aspx

The CRM Team Blog also has a brief overview http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2012/10/11/update-rollup-11-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011.aspx

You can find complete CRM download links here on the CRM Wiki http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2550.microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011-resources-en-us.aspx

CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.12 available

The MS CRM Team have released an updated CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.12 which can be downloaded here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24004 or viewed on MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309408.aspx Check out the release notes here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh547453.aspx#bkmk_ReleaseHistory

In Summary the update contains

  • Updated assemblies for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 10. http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=30711
  • A new Form Scripting Quick Reference that provides simple explanations and examples of the Xrm.Page object methods on a single page. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj602964
  • A new topic called Choose your Development Style for Managed Code that describes the choices of tools and classes you can use when you write managed code and provides information to help you decide what is best for your needs.
  • A new topic called Create Accessible Web Resources that provides an introduction to creating web resources that offer equivalent functionality for all users so that people with disabilities will be able to use your web resources. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj602917.aspx
  • Improved authentication helper code and a new sample that demonstrates how to connect to the web services without using helper code.
  • Code changes to work in browsers to be supported in a later release, and information to guide you in making those changes.
  • Delivered the Solution Packaging Tool!
  • And much more… read the Release History for complete details. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh547453.aspx#bkmk_ReleaseHistory

Dynamics CRM 2011 Rollup 6 now available

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering (SE) team have been hard at work to get the UR6 release to us all.  

You can find the related Rollup 6 items here

Rollup 6 Build Number: 05.00.9690.1992

You can find Complete CRM download links here http://bingsoft.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/updated-crm-2011-download-links/

Important

  • Update Rollup 6 cannot be removed. Specific database updates are applied in Update Rollup 6 that will not allow for uninstall.
  • Future Update Rollups will require Update Rollup 6 to be applied before they can be installed.  This is so future Update Rollups can support uninstall.
  • Full product installations on the download center will be replaced with new packages that include Update Rollup 6.  If CRM is installed from those packages, UR6 does not need to be installed.

Updated CRM 2011 Download Links

Here is an updated list of available CRM 2011 RTM downloads. It is good practice to have these files on a portable drive but it’s also recommended to have an updated list of download links.

Component URL
Server http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27822
Outlook Client http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27821
Language Pack http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27819
Email Router http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27818
Report Extension http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27823
SharePoint List http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5283
Software Development Kit http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24004
Implementation Guide along with additiional Planning Tools http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3621

CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.7 available

The MS CRM Team have released an updated CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.7 which can be downloaded here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24004 or viewed on MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309408.aspx

There are a number of things in this release that relate to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM UR5 and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online November Service Release

There is loads to read and discover.

 

Dynamics CRM 2011 Rollup 5 now available

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering (SE) team have been hard at work to get the UR5 release to us all so please take a look at the CRM Team blog for further details. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2011/10/25/update-rollup-5-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011.aspx

Rollup 5 Build Number: 5.0.9688.1533

Important

You cannot remove Update Rollup 5.
Specific database updates are applied in Update Rollup5 that will not let you uninstall Update Rollup 5. You should back up your databases before you install this update.

Dynamics CRM Q4 Service Update

Update Rollup 5 also contains the Dynamics CRM Q4 Service Update features. For more information about the Dynamics CRM Q4 Service Update features, visit the following Microsoft website:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM: the road ahead

  • Improvements to Dialogs (i.e. Lookup and Date fields included)
  • User Access Auditing
  • Multi series charts
  • Dynamic Links in Emails and Dialogs

New Solutions on MarketPlace that require UR5 

Activity Feeds

http://dynamics.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/microsoft-dynamics-crm-activity-feeds-12884926310

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Activity Feeds provide real time notifications and quick sharing of information that the team cares about via quick and short updates. Activity Feeds enable a user to follow and listen in on important activities that take place around the people, accounts, contacts, leads, opportunities or anything else that they care about.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile

http://dynamics.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/microsoft-dynamics-crm-mobile-12884927739

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile is a Windows Phone 7.5 app which brings Activity Feeds to your mobile device.

Dynamics CRM 2011 Rollup 4 now available

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering (SE) team have been hard at work to get the UR4 release to us all so please take alook at the CRM Team blog for further details. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2011/09/22/update-rollup-4-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011.aspx

Important

You cannot remove Update Rollup 4.
Specific database updates are applied in Update Rollup 4 that will not let you uninstall Update Rollup 4. You should back up your databases before you install this update. 

CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.6 available

The MS CRM Team have released an updated CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.6 which can be downloaded here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24004 or viewed on MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309408.aspx

Some of the additions include:

  • Added Plugin Registration tool support for Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Services (ACS) 2.0.
  • Updated the AppFabric SDK links and added information on how to use Windows Azure AppFabric ACS 2.0.
  • Added documentation for the Plug-in Profiler tool.
  • Added guidance recommending the use of PNG web resources for icons.
  • Added comment to clarify about the supported use of jQuery.
  • Added guidance for improving performance using the setVisible method.

 

CRM 2011 Rollup 2 now available

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering (SE) team have been hard at work to get the UR2 release to us all so please take alook at the CRM Team blog for further details. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2011/06/02/update-rollup-2-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011.aspx