Microsoft has started automatically upgrading the last testing Build of Dynamics CRM 2011 to the Gold release. On February 22nd, 2011 the company started serving Dynamics CRM 2011 RTM updates to all early adopters still running the Release Candidate development milestone of the customer relationship management solution.
Microsoft served KB 2461082, that "upgrades test environments running CRM 2011 RC build 5.0.9688.32 or a later build to CRM 2011 build 5.0.9688.583," Microsoft said.
Microsoft advices customers making the jump from CRM 2011 RC to RTM to first upgrade the server and only subsequently the clients. This is because CRM 2011 RTM clients will fail to play nice with CRM 2011 RC servers.
The comapny detailed the "recommended upgrade path" from CRM RC to RTM:
- Uninstall the RC. Install to existing databases using the RTM bits.
- Apply the RTM Patch (KB 2461082) against the RTM server. This will enable you to import RC organizations if needed. See KB 2511317. If you do not need to import RC organizations, then you will not need the patch in this scenario.
- After you upgrade your deployment to run with an RTM server, you may need to log into Deployment Manager and upgrade your RC organizations from 5.0.9688.xx to 5.0.9688.583. You can do this by selecting your RC organization, and then click Upgrade in the Actions pane.
- Run the SQL Script from KB 2461082 against any Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 organizations that were upgraded to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 while the server was using RC bits.
More Info: KB2461082
[tags]crm 4.0,crm 2011,dynamics crm 4.0,rc,release candidate[/tags]