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Yaron Fraiman asked a question on 20 Mar 2013 10:38 AM

I realize both editions are fully supported but I am interested in hearing from your experience  whether there are currently any caveats for using SQL 2012 in a brand new deployment.

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Jason Lattimer responded on 20 Mar 2013 11:49 AM

If you plan on doing any custom reports with 2012 you will still need to use BIDS 2008 if you need to use the Report Authoring Extension to access the FetchXML capabilities.

Also make sure you download and install off the latest media, if you have an earlier version, the install will give you problems.

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Mohammad Atif responded on 22 Mar 2013 11:09 AM

Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM with Microsoft SQL Server 2012:

support.microsoft.com/.../2686619

SQL Server 2012 or 2008 for a new CRM 2011 UR12 On-premise Deployment?: technet.microsoft.com/.../jj822357.aspx

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Muhammad Adeel Javaid responded on 22 Mar 2013 11:16 AM

With regard to the top rated features of SQL 2012 you can refer to this article. It has always been most helpful for me:

blogs.technet.com/.../my-top-5-sql-server-2012-features-by-aaron-bertrand-guest-blogger.aspx

A few of disadvantages as I see are these:

2012 might be more expensive to implement depending on version/hardware

Not all 3rd party software vendors have confirmed official support for 2012 as a backend database (check into what software they want to run on it)

2012 is relatively new - many organisations (such as the one I work for) avoid implementing new software until SP1 has been released.

M.Adeel

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Mohammad Atif responded on 22 Mar 2013 3:49 PM

+More informatuion on this in corelation to Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SQL Server 2012 - Better Togetherblogs.msdn.com/.../microsoft-dynamics-crm-and-sql-server-2012-better-together.aspx

Thanks,

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Jason Lattimer responded on 20 Mar 2013 11:49 AM

If you plan on doing any custom reports with 2012 you will still need to use BIDS 2008 if you need to use the Report Authoring Extension to access the FetchXML capabilities.

Also make sure you download and install off the latest media, if you have an earlier version, the install will give you problems.

Jason Lattimer
My Blog -  Follow me on Twitter -  LinkedIn

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Mohammad Atif responded on 22 Mar 2013 11:09 AM

Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM with Microsoft SQL Server 2012:

support.microsoft.com/.../2686619

SQL Server 2012 or 2008 for a new CRM 2011 UR12 On-premise Deployment?: technet.microsoft.com/.../jj822357.aspx

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Muhammad Adeel Javaid responded on 22 Mar 2013 11:16 AM

With regard to the top rated features of SQL 2012 you can refer to this article. It has always been most helpful for me:

blogs.technet.com/.../my-top-5-sql-server-2012-features-by-aaron-bertrand-guest-blogger.aspx

A few of disadvantages as I see are these:

2012 might be more expensive to implement depending on version/hardware

Not all 3rd party software vendors have confirmed official support for 2012 as a backend database (check into what software they want to run on it)

2012 is relatively new - many organisations (such as the one I work for) avoid implementing new software until SP1 has been released.

M.Adeel

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Mohammad Atif responded on 22 Mar 2013 3:49 PM

+More informatuion on this in corelation to Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SQL Server 2012 - Better Togetherblogs.msdn.com/.../microsoft-dynamics-crm-and-sql-server-2012-better-together.aspx

Thanks,

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