Downloading CRM 2011 Updates

Chemical Youth (We Are Rebellion)… A few weeks ago I mentioned that we were using Windows Update to deliver CRM 2011 updates. I just found out that the database that delivers all Windows Updates is available to access directly here – http://catalog.update.microsoft.com. If you want to download the CRM 2011 Beta updates and apply them…

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Windows Updates For CRM 2011

Summer & Lightning… It has been a long time coming, but this morning I was pleasantly surprised to see Windows Update is now being used to deliver CRM 2011 updates. Does this mean the end of Update Rollup releases every 8 weeks? Let’s hope so 🙂 This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties,…

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Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

The Glass Prison… I just did a quick scan of the latest downloads from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads and noticed that the CRM team have just released Update Rollup 4 for CRM 4.0 which you can download from here. It’s good to see that we are sticking to the predictable, 8-week, update rollup schedule outlined earlier this year…

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Explaining CRM 4.0 System Requirements

Universally Speaking… Every so often I get asked why we only support certain versions and/or service packs for some of the products we depend on, such as Windows or Office. Earlier this week I received the following question from one of our partners here in the UK: I am currently involved in a large opportunity…

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Update To Microsoft Dynamics Support Lifecycle

All That Jazz… I have been reading the news articles from our Convergence 2007 conference in Copenhagen this week, when I spotted that we have improved our Support policy for our products. We have just brought our Dynamics product support policy into line with the rest of our Business and Development software by offering 5-years…

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Microsoft CRM Support at Convergence EMEA

Keep Yourself Alive… I just heard that my good friends Iain McDonald (CRM Technical Lead) and Jibran Ali (CRM Support Specialist) from our Global Technical Support (GTSC) group will be attending the Convergence 2007 conference in Copenhagen next week. They are going to be manning the CRM technical support stations located in the Pavilion, so if you are attending the conference…

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Microsoft CRM 3.0 Support Lifecycle

Surfing Down The Avalanche… By way of follow up to my December 2005 post Microsoft CRM 1.x Support Lifecycle, I thought it would be prudent to post a link to the information for CRM 3.0: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Support Lifecycle If you want to find the support lifecycle for any Microsoft product, then you…

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Microsoft CRM Support for SQL Server Named Instances

Junior’s Gone Wild… Every so often a I get a question regarding CRM support for SQL Server named instances. With Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005, you have the option of installing multiple copies, or instances of SQL Server on one computer. When setting up a new installation of SQL Server or maintaining an existing…

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Microsoft CRM 3.0 Updates and Hotfixes

She’s Not There… If, like me, you find it difficult to find a complete list of Hotfixes for Microsoft CRM 3.0, then get yourself over to this KB Article which has a complete list: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908951/en-us My favourite is Article ID: 915791. What’s yours??? This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no…

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Microsoft CRM 1.x Support Lifecycle

Don’t Stop Me Now… Now that we have launched Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, many customers and partners have been asking when support for CRM 1.0 and CRM 1.2 will end. Here are the links to our support lifecycle information for CRM: Microsoft CRM 1.0 Support Lifecycle Microsoft CRM 1.2 Support Lifecycle This posting is provided…

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