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We're proud to announce that all packages for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 14 were released on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 to the Microsoft Download Center! The Update Rollup 14 packages should appear on Microsoft Update on or about July 23rd, 2013.
Update Rollup 14 Build number:
Update Rollup 14 Microsoft Download Center page
Here's the "Master" Microsoft Dynamics Knowledge Base article for Update Rollup 14: (KB 2849744). Going forward, the plan is for the Master Knowledge Base article for CRM 2011 Update Rollups to be published a bit in advance of release to aid planning.
On Friday, July 12th, 2013 Greg Nichols and Ryan Anderson from the Microsoft Premier Field Engineering provided information about:
at 9 AM Pacific time on BlogTalkRadio during their Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 14 Podcast.
Note regarding Podcasts: You can make our CRM Premier Field Engineering podcasts available on Zune by using the RSS feed below. In the Zune software, go to Collection -> Podcasts and click on the Add a Podcast button on the lower left, then enter the url for the RSS feed: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pfedynamics.rss. After that, you can adjust the series settings like any other podcast, so you can sync with your smartphone or Zune.
The "CRM Update Rollup Collateral Page"
For pointers to download locations, release dates, build information, and CRM Premier Field Engineering blogs and podcasts for all Microsoft Dynamics CRM Update Rollups, visit the "CRM Update Rollup Collateral Page"
Update Rollup 14 news!
Unlike some earlier Update Rollup releases like Update Rollup 6 and 12, Update Rollup 14 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. No new support for the technology stack that CRM 2011 relies upon was added via Update Rollup 14, but as per the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Compatibility List Update Rollup 13 provided support for:
Note: to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM on a server running Windows Server 2012, you must install the latest SHS (Self-Healing Setup) package hosted on the Microsoft Update site when you are prompted to "update install files" during CRM setup. This SHS package is also needed for upgrading a Windows Server to Windows Server 2013 when CRM 2011 is already installed. For more details on the last scenario, see:
How to upgrade a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server application to Windows Server 2012
Update Rollup 12 news that you need to know because Update Rollups are cumulative, so these significant changes are also in Update Rollup 14!
For Microsoft Dynamics CRM business solutions that include an entity with a large dataset, record retrieval and grid rendering performance can be negatively impacted for users that do not have global access to all records associated with that entity. Code changes to mitigate this behavior first appeared in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, and have been fine-tuned since then.
With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 10 and later, big advancements have been made to optimize the performance of queries against large datasets by adjusting specific “statistical” settings to address the issue. Should this fail to achieve desired levels of performance, adjust the value associated with EnableRetrieveMultipleOptimization (ERMO) setting. You may have heard these changes described at this year's Convergence.
A first step in efforts to optimize the performance of queries against large data sets is to make adjustments to the “statistical” settings that affect the behavior of RetrieveMultiple queries. Although you can configure these settings by modifying the Windows Registry (under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftMSCRM) on the each of the Web servers that is used in a deployment, we recommend that these settings be configured by using the OrgDbOrgSettings, which will ensure that the configuration applies to a specific organization. For additional information about configuring these settings by using the OrgDbOrgSettings, and to download the tool that makes the OrgDbOrgSettings changes you desire, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article titled "OrgDBOrgSettings Tool for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011" (KB 2691237)
If making adjustments to these settings does not yield satisfactory levels of performance, then consider adjusting the value of the EnableRetrieveMultipleOptimization (ERMO) setting. The ERMO setting is commonly used to limit the duration of certain long running queries; specifically, to overcome issues related to local or deep business unit access within Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 security roles.
Many more details describing appropriate scenarios for the available settings are already available via the Microsoft Download Center in a revised version of the whitepaper "Optimizing and Maintaining the Performance of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server Infrastructure", in the sections “Optimizing the Performance of Queries against Large Datasets” and “Optimizing the Performance of Quick Find Queries”. The details will appear in the MSDN version of this whitepaper as quickly as possible.
NEW RELEASE REGARDING OrgDbOrgSettings!
You're probably familiar with the OrgDbOrgSettings command line tool (mentioned above) released by the CRM Product Group in the "Tools" package that is updated and released with each set of Update Rollup packages. With it, you configure some .xml and call your .xml with the command line utility described in KB 2691237. However, you may be daunted by configuring this .xml, to the point that you may not use the tool, or use it minimally - not exploring the many options outlined in KB 2691237 that may be of use to you. Well, the Microsoft Dynamics PFE team now has another option for you! By popular demand, our esteemed CRM PFE colleague Sean McNellis has developed a tool - a CRM 2011 managed solution - that provides you with an easy-to-use GUI with which you can configure all of the options outlined in the Knowledge Base on a per-tenant basis. Feel free to download it, install it, and check it out... I sure use it!
General Update Rollup Notes:
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