Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 with Office 2007, Windows Vista and Exchange 2007

Office 2007 and Windows Vista

With the pending releases of Office and Windows products, a new level of productivity tools and a new generation of operation system will be available to our customers. By releasing a compatibility update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, we will enable our customers to take advantage of powerful new products.

Windows Vista availability will begin in November for businesses, January for consumers.  We’ve pegged the Microsoft CRM 3.0 compatibility update to the worldwide release schedule of Office 2007 for a reason; we will want to do absolute final testing on the RTM versions of Office 2007, which is why we plan on delivering immediately after the Office 2007 RTM.

The compatibility release will be slipstreamed into our inventory of media kits, but it will also be made available for download.

Expect Office 2007 RTM + 1-2 weeks for downloads (same math applies to localized versions of the compatibility release) and approximately 45-60 days for media kits to be replaced with the compatibility release. Effectively that will mean that the compatibility release will be available several weeks before General Availability of Office 2007.

Microsoft Exchange 2007

Microsoft CRM 3.0 currently supports the ability to locate user mailboxes on Microsoft Exchange 2007 servers; the Microsoft CRM 3.0 Exchange E-mail Router and its dedicated mailbox continue to require Exchange 2000/2003 and can operate in a mixed environment. 

However, the current Microsoft CRM Rule Deployment Wizard cannot be used against Exchange 2007 mailboxes, so alternative rule deployment methods should be used.  An update to the Microsoft CRM Rule Deployment Wizard to enable use on Exchange 2007 servers is planned for release at approximately the same time as RTM of Exchange 2007 and we aim at making the update available for download immediately after.

Christian Pedersen
Senior Director, CRM Product Management

Comments (20)

  1. Kevin says:

    Since MSDE SP4 isn’t listed as "supported" under Vista, will CRM 3.0 be updated for the offline edition to a new version of MSDE?  If so, what version will be used?

  2. Robert Spivack says:

    Please also keep in mind the SPLA/Hosted version of CRM. Either explicitly state the update will run on both or give ETA for the hosted version.

  3. Ryan Toenies says:

    Microsoft just released an important CRM announcement regarding the upcoming releases of Microsoft Office…

  4. Hi,

    Can I use CRM 3 with Exchange 2003 but with the Outlook 2007 Beta 2 release?

  5. Mike (MSFT) says:

    hi all–

    we are making the switch to sql express for vista compatibility. so far in our testing we’ve discovered no issues stemming from this change.

    outlook beta 2 is not supported with v3 rtm.

  6. Ckristian says:

    I need badly to find a way to make CRM 3.0 Laptop client with Office 2007 Beta Techinical Refresh … no way to get a new installer or force the installer to find the Outlook installation?

    ckristian dot zoli at

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  9. LarrryB says:

    When will partners be able to get there hands on it?

  10. Brett Cruickshank says:

    I am looking for the Office 2007 upgrade.

    I have the R2 upgrade but that doesn’t cover it.

    I assume the V3c version does. Has it been released ?

  11. Ivan says:

    Man… Where is that client update for Outlook 2007?

  12. Alex says:

    Please comment on "Where is that client update for Outlook 2007?"

  13. Chong Yee says:

    CRM Client Update for outlook 2007?

  14. Marco Alcala says:

    Please let me know when V3c is available for download marco at alcalaconsulting dot com.

  15. Brian Phillips says:

    Any news on the update for Office/Outlook 2007?  We are trying to deploy Office 2007 corporate wide and this is holding the entire project up……

  16. Steve says:

    I have a brand new implementation of crm, and i need to connect it to exchange 2007 exclusively. Is there any way to do that?


  17. Derya says:

    In the same situation…fresh install of Exchange 2007 and CRM 3.0. No Exchange 2000/2003 in the equation. What now?

  18. stephen.austin says:

    Same problem…

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