In a recent conversation with the Dynamics CRM products team the topic of supportability recently came up between different User Rollups(UR). Sustained Engineering does some testing against both scenarios, i.e. higher UR version on servers vs. clients and higher UR version on clients vs. servers, for both CRM 4.0 and CRM 2011. However, the test matrix, especially for CRM 4.0, is huge, so spot checking is done; the entire matrix is not tested by any means. Test focus is probably on v-minus 1. Standard rules of thumb are: · Generally the servers are upgraded first and the clients after as … Continue reading Dynamics CRM–What is Supported–Different Rollups of Client and Server?
A couple of my fellow CRM MVPs have created a book for CRM 2011. First I want to congratulate Darren Liu and Jim Wang on their efforts. What I found useful about the book is the approach. They featured a solution and walk readers through the architectural steps of a real world project. Then they match those structures to the features and technologies within CRM. I found it to be a light read which helps to introduce some of the new features of Dynamics CRM 2011. For those of you looking for a project oriented approach, this book is very … Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 New Features Ebook
The long and short of it is there are several changes in the way SQL 2012 will be offered from a licensing and product stand point. The Three Main Versions of SQL Server Server + CAL Core-Based Enterprise Business Intelligence (NEW) Standard What you need to know about Core based Licensing Microsoft is moving towards licensing by computer power for Enterprise Customers Core Pack are sold in units of 2 with a minimum of 4 required per physical server. With physical server licensing you must license all of the cores of the server. Note for Enterprise Customers: Check … Continue reading Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Licensing Model Changes