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Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Posted by Michael Bauer 05/08/2012 Categories: Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is now available. Go to this article for more details on the hotfixes and updates that are included in this update rollup.

Some salient points from the announcement are listed below:

Update Rollup 8 Build number:

Note: Update Rollup 8 can be uninstalled, unlike Update Rollups 4-6, which could not be uninstalled. However, you should always back up your databases and application servers before you install an Update Rollup.

Update Rollup 6 established a new servicing baseline. This will enable uninstalls of some future CRM 2011 Update Rollups, but this also means that Update Rollup 6 is prerequisite for installation of future Update Rollups, starting with Update Rollup 7.

A database created with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 6 or a higher version cannot be imported to a deployment of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 5 or an earlier version. This scenario is not supported.

Note: As Update Rollup 8 is cumulative, containing all changes released in earlier Update Rollup releases, it also contains the Dynamics CRM Q4 Service Update features released via Update Rollup 5. Some of these features include:

  1. Outlook Client Updates
    1. Enhancements to the Reading Pane
    2. Asynchronous promotion for tracked emails
  2. Dialog Enhancements
  3. Data Visualization Enhancements
    1. Chart Designer Enhancements
    2. New Chart Types
  4. Data Management Enhancements to
    1. Auditing
    2. Duplicate Detection
  5. Activity Feeds
    1. Listening in on important activities in Social Media that take place around the people, accounts, contacts, leads or opportunities that you care about, including a Windows 7.5 phone application: “Business Hub”
    2. Update Rollup 5 does not install Activity Feeds:
      1. New organizations on CRM Online will have this Solution automatically provisioned
      2. Existing Online or On Premise organizations must download and import the solution from the Dynamics Marketplace

For more information about the Dynamics CRM Q4 Service Update features, consult:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM: The Road Ahead

By Mani Ramachandran