CRM 2015 arrived Online

It seems that CRM 2015 has arrived to the Online world. I created a new trial organisation and noted that it was the CRM Online 2015 Update, build 7.0.0.3544.

Update Rollup 2 for CRM 2013 Service Pack 1

Microsoft has provided pre-release information for Update Rollup 2 for CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 at https://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2963850/en-gb which is due for release in Q4 of 2014.

This update rollup can only be applied if you have installed Service Pack 1 for CRM 2013.

In the issues that are resolved section (you need to expand the section), a long list of fixes is detailed, but the following caught my attention being bugs that I've experienced or seen others report:

  • When security roles are changed on a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 form, the changes are not immediately being displayed.
  • When using Server Side sync and setting the option to track all email within personal options, received emails do not change the Track button, this causes the View in CRM buttons to not get enabled within the command bar.
  • When AutoSave is off in System Settings and a View is modified for an Entity in Customize this System an error is encountered: "Your changes have not been saved. To save you changes click cancel to stay on the page" This error occurs after changing the Edit Filter Criteria and selecting OK, then attempting to Add Columns.

The last item is one that has particularly bugged me - I'm looking forward to the fix.

Charts and Currencies

I've spent some time trying to understand how charts work when dealing with records that use multiple currencies. The results, which I've written up here, were a little surprising.

Product Updates for CRM 2013 SP1 and CRM Online Spring 14

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and CRM Online Spring 14 introduces substantial enhancements to Service Management. However, the new features are disabled by default (unless you are a new subscriber to CRM Online). The new features are enabled in Settings > Administration > Install Product Updates.

Even if you don't install the updates you will see the new entities and attributes if you examine the default solution or the metadata.

This MSDN article provides the details.

Window Server 2008 dropped from the next release of CRM

Microsoft has provided information about supported configurations for the next major release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM in this article.

Only Windows Server 2012 is planned to be supported. Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is also removed. Review the article for more details.

Although for some this is not welcome news, at least Microsoft has provided some notice and you can start planning accordingly.

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