Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1 List Component Deprecation


The Dynamics CRM to SharePoint integration has always been a key solution to document management within CRM.  With two currently available solutions, the List Component and new server-based SharePoint integration, CRM is pleased to focus our efforts on the server-based integration.  Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1 will deprecate the List Component as a result of SharePoint’s deprecation of the sandbox solution, a dependency of the List Component.

Customers with List Component are advised to upgrade to the server-based SharePoint integration.  With CRM 2015 Update 1, server-based integration gains hybrid support between CRM Online and SharePoint On-Prem.  In a subsequent release, CRM will support CRM On-Prem to SharePoint Online and CRM On-Prem to SharePoint On-Prem.  SharePoint Online or SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 and above is required for server-based integration.

See Set up SharePoint integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM for more information on enabling server-based SharePoint integration.


Comments (17)

  1. Luca-Bogdan Grigorescu says:

    Interesting news!

    However, one of the major features missing from the server-based integration is folder display. It's bad user experience: they see a organized list of files in SharePoint, but in CRM they just see a mess (that gets larger as they actually use it).

    Will it be possible to display folders using the updated version?

    Also, is there a public timeline for CRM On-Prem to SharePoint Online update?

  2. Chris says:

    So for those of us that are SharePoint 2010 on-prem and upgrading to CRM 2015  on-prem from CRM4, will the CRM2013 list component work in CRM 2015 Update 1? It appears to be working fine in CRM 2015 RTM. I know the CRM 2015 list component didn't work in SP2010 and it was supposed to be fixed in CRM2015 Update 1.  Nice fix (kill it).

  3. cmille34 says:

    The CRM2013 List Component appears to be working fine in CRM2015 on-prem with SharePoint 2010 on-prem in our dev environment, will it be blocked from working in Update 1? We were waiting for Update 1 to fix the 2015 List Component so this is disappointing to hear for us on-prem folks.

  4. JoeM says:

    @Luca-Bogdan Grigorescu: You can add meta-data and views in SharePoint that will display in CRM. This greatly helps with the user experience.

  5. MikeCRM says:

    @cmille34 – better get used to the On Prem users being swatted away. They are not important to Microsoft and are seen as lagards living in the past if they don't embrace the cloud. It is heresy to speak of on prem in the MS world these days.

  6. 365blog says:

    @Luca-Bogdan Grigorescu – Thank you.  We are aware of the hierarchy view limitation with the server-based integration in comparison to the List Component solution.  CRM On-Prem to SharePoint Online support will be available with the next On-Prem release.

  7. 365blog says:

    @Chris – A new List Component was released with Update 1, and yes, it will work with CRM 2015 Update 1 and SP 2010.  The timeline for List Component removal has not yet been determined.

  8. 365blog says:

    @Cmille34 – List Component is not blocked for use with Update 1 and will work with both online and on-prem.

  9. Chaitanya says:

    <Quote from the above statement>

    A new List Component was released with Update 1, and yes, it will work with CRM 2015 Update 1 and SP 2010

    </un Quote>

    Could you please, let us know the download link for the same. I have tried enough with no luck.

    Great article!

    Chaitanya…

  10. TKChaitanya says:

    From the above discussion, I understand that there is a new List Component available for MS CRM 2015 Update 1. It would be great if you could help me with the download link. I am unable to find the download link.

    Thanks for the great article!

    Chaitanya…

  11. 365blog says:

    @Chaitanya did you try the search on Microsoft Downloads?  http://www.microsoft.com/…/Results.aspx

  12. Adam says:

    Would it be possible to have a definitive view on when the List Component will cease to function, and some assurance that this will not happen before the release of the server-to-server integration, and that there will be a decent interval where both will function so we can plan the switchover?

    We're onboarding a new client with CRM2015 on-premises and SharePoint Online, and they are understandably a little uncomofrtable that the current solution for their configuration is officially deprecated.

  13. Dynamike says:

    <Quote from the above statement>

    @Cmille34 – List Component is not blocked for use with Update 1 and will work with both online and on-prem.

    </un Quote>

    I cannot find the new list component for Update 1. Currently the list component does not work anymore. What I can read on the Internet is that this does not work and also will not work anymore/will not be fixed. True?

  14. geetika sharma says:

    I am using ms crm 2015 online and sharepoint online. Can you please tell me how can we add metadata for documents in server based integration. As i did try it but while uploading document from CRM, it does not show metadata columns and gives error

  15. Geetika Sharma says:

    I want to add metadata while uploading document from ms crm 2015 online. IS there any workaround to do that in Server Based integration

  16. geetika sharma says:

    I want to add metadata while uploading document from ms crm 2015 online. IS there any workaround to do that in Server Based integration

  17. 365blog says:

    @Adam – We’re aware of the need to provide sufficient overlap when both the List Component and server-based integration are supported.  Support for server-based integration connecting CRM On-Prem to SharePoint Online and CRM On-Prem to SharePoint On-Prem support will be available in the Fall Release.  In addition, the List Component also will still be supported in the Fall Release.  Thanks!

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