Key Environment Planning Tips for a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Upgrade
If you're thinking about upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, you probably have a number of questions about changes in your IT and server infrastructure.
From a technical perspective, the first thing you have to know is that the biggest difference between Dynamics CRM 2011 and any previous release is that you have to move up to an all 64-bit environment. For instance, Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later is required, and SQL Server Reporting Services must also be on a supported version of SQL, Bob Peskin, CRM Practice Manager at Infinity Info Systems, explained to a recent CRMUG audience.
He said it's also important to note that if you're on version 3 of Dynamics CRM, you have to upgrade to version 4 before you can upgrade to Dynamics CRM 2011.