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Update Rollup 13 (UR13) for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Released, Focusing on Support, Fixes

by Jason Gumpert
March 28 2013

Microsoft released Update Rollup 13 (UR13) for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 on Wednesday. It adds support for Windows Server 2012 and ADFS 2.1.

Unlike past update rollups, UR13 is notable because it "does not add major functionality changes. It is a collection of fixes for issues reported by customers or found by Microsoft's Engineering Team, plus changes to provide support for related technology components," according to the Dynamics CRM in the Field blog in their overview of the release.

For anyone considering UR13, the other big factor is that while no major functionality is added, it will bring along UR12, which adds quite a bit of new stuff. UR 12 was also was also notable because it had its troubles, being withdrawn and then re-released two weeks later with fixes. But UR12 added important new functionality including multi-browser support, Office 2013 compatibility, the Bulk Data API, and Activity Feed enhancements.  It did not include other updates deployed to Dynamics CRM Online like the "Flow UI", updated Yammer integration, Skype outbound call integration, and Bing Maps "out of the box" integration.

News of the official release actually came through the social feeds as we were running our post-Convergence Dynamics CRM Google Hangout yesterday.  Our guests, Chris Cognetta, Donna Edwards, and Jukka Niiranen were all looking forward to UR13.   Server 2012 support will help Dynamics CRM keep up with the Microsoft platform vision and server model, Chris Cognetta ...

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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