PodCast – Planning for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Mike Gast and I just finished a podcast on planning for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.  We discussed the new hardware and software requirements, as well as some of the new features coming in CRM 2011 and what you can do now to prepare for your CRM 2011 upgrade or installation.

Listen to the podcast here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pfedynamics/2010/10/04/planning-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011

Stays tuned for future podcasts and let us know about any other areas you would like to have covered in our podcasts.

If you have any questions, drop us a comment or an email at pfedynamics@microsoft.com.  


Shawn Dieken

Comments (3)

  1. Donna Edwards says:

    Your team is awesome, we love your stuff 🙂

  2. Kunal says:

    Hi Shawn,

    I am planning to hift to CRM 2011 from 4.0 and not sure if need to upgrade or migrate?

    I have 2 queries for this:

    4.0 is on 32 bit environment while 2011 will be on 64 bit, so will there be any impact in case I clone crm 4.0 to a new environment for CRM 2011?

    My CRM 4.0 is on UR 6, do I need the latest UR 21 for this activity?

    Any help will be highly appreciated.

  3. Shawn Dieken says:

    Hey Kunal-

    We recommend the migration upgrade approach.  Especially in your scenario where you are switching architectures.  So, setup your new 64bit environment, install CRM 2011 and UR17, then import your CRM 4.0 database through CRM deployment manager.  Please check out our upgrade best practices blog for more information and recommendations.  blogs.msdn.com/…/10357892.aspx

    You can upgrade directly from UR6 as we don't require a specific UR version for the upgrade from CRM 4.0.



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