Tag Archives: Updates

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. 

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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 3 now available

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering (SE) team have been hard at work to get the UR3 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-3-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011.aspx

 

CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.5 available

The MS CRM Team have released an updated CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.5 which can be downloaded here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=420f0f05-c226-4194-b7e1-f23ceaa83b69 or viewed on MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309408.aspx

Check out the CRM Team blog for further details about the release http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2011/06/06/announcing-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sdk-update-v5-0-5.aspx

 

Also note that the Developer Toolkit for Visual Studio is included in this release.

CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.4 available

The MS CRM Team have released an updated CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.4 which can be downloaded here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=420f0f05-c226-4194-b7e1-f23ceaa83b69 or viewed on MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309408.aspx

Check out the CRM Team blog for further details about the release http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2011/06/06/announcing-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sdk-update-v5-0-4.aspx

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

 

 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 VM now available

So this is what everyone has been waiting for, a ready made CRM 2011 VM. This is available on PartnerSource and its an approx. 13Gb download.

You have the option of downloading a second VM that has exchange so the VM builders look to have put some thought into providing some performance with regards this virtual machine setup.

There is more info on PartnerSource so if you have access, happy downloading…

For interest I have included the setup steps here for reference from page 5 of the CRM 2011 VM Overview document.

This Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 VM must be run on a 64bit server with Hyper-V. 

1.       Download the compressed files

2.       Double click the .exe file to begin the decompression, specify the desired output location

Virtual Machine Approximate Size RAM Allocated
CRM2011 36 GB 4096 MB
CRM2011-Exchange 10 GB 2048 MB

3.       Open Hyper-V Manager

4.       In the Actions pane (on the right), click Virtual Network Manager

  • o    Click New virtual network, select Private, click Add (Name: CRM2011, Connection type: Private virtual machine network), click OK

Optional: For Internet access from the VM a second virtual network (Connection type: External) is required.  Repeat step 4 but select External (Name: CRM2011-External, Connection type: External).  If you have an existing virtual network you can assign it to the VM after import.

5.       Click Import Virtual Machine…Browse to the folder CRM2011 in the output location specified in step 2.

  • o    Import Settings: Move or restore the virtual machine…
  • o    Note: Import will complete with some warnings if you used your existing virtual network, click OK

Optional: To send E-mails between users on the Virtual Machine, repeat steps 4 & 5 to import the CRM2011-Exchange VM.

6.       Within the Virtual Machines window of the Hyper-V Manager, click on CRM2011

7.       In the Actions pane (on the right), under CRM2011 (at the bottom), click Settings

8.       Under Hardware, click on Network Adapter.

9.       Select the Network: Local Area Connection – Virtual Network, click OK

10.    In the Actions pane (on the right), under CRM2011 (at the bottom), click Start

Optional: To send E-mails between users on the Virtual Machine, repeat steps 6 – 10 to configure the CRM2011-Exchange VM.

11.    Within the Virtual Machines window of the Hyper-V Manager, double click on CRM2011 to connect to the VM

12.    Once the VM loads, click on the  icon (representing CTRL+ALT+DEL) to login.

13.    Initially login using the administrator credentials.

14.    A popup will appear stating You must restart your computer to apply these changes, Click Restart Now

Updated CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.3 available

Today the MS CRM Team released an updated CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.3 which can be downloaded here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=420f0f05-c226-4194-b7e1-f23ceaa83b69

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK Download Contents

 The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK download package includes the following files and folders:

  • Bin Folder – Contains the assemblies needed for development using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
  • HandsOnLabs – Contains training materials for learning to use Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
  • Resources Folder – Contains development resources such as a style guide, images, data import maps and other templates.
  • SampleCode Folder – Contains sample code to demonstrate how to develop using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
  • Schemas Folder – Contains the schemas used for validation using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
  • Solutions Folder – Contains sample solutions for use with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
  • Tools Folder – Contains the tools needed to register plug-ins and workflows, and to create strongly typed classes.
  • Walkthroughs Folder – Contains the completed solutions that correspond to walkthroughs presented in the SDK documentation.
  • LicenseTerms.docx – The Microsoft software license terms for this SDK.
  • CrmSdk2011.chm – The help file containing SDK documentation.
  • Microsoft_Dynamics_CRM_2011_SDK_Readme.htm – This readme file.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 RC Updates Available

There are a number of critical updates available for the CRM 2011 RC Server, Email Router and Outlook Client and if you haven’t accepted to have these downloaded automatically via Windows Update then you can download them from here manually. The KB Article can be found here.