Microsoft has released the Dynamics CRM 2013 Update Rollup 2 two days back, and as usual I am going to install and test it out. I’ve been waiting for quite some time for this Update Rollup, and I’ve seen the pre-launch page sitting there announcing the release was due in February 2014 and March was already about to end. Well, better late than never!
One of the really bothering issue was where Task records were duplicated when you clicked on “Save” or “Mark Complete” multiple times (thinking it is slow performance and the click was not registered); since Tasks are something we use quite often in CRM. Another one error that I often encountered (and was really a pesky one) is getting the error “Error: Object doesn’t support property or method ‘Form_onsave'” when saving “Appointments”. There are a whole list here in this Support KB Article.
Installing the Rollup
As, usual the same steps and this time the Rollup installed in a jiffy!
As always, a restart after the installation, and we’re good to explore the changes!
I always have the CRM Organisations defer the Rollup update, so I can try the update on a specific Organisation, check if it’s working good and then roll it out to the remaining ones. But this time, I updated and I try to open up CRM, it presents me with a login prompt! I key in my credentials being very suspicious of what went wrong, and there the login screen is back asking me for the credentials again! I thought of uninstalling the Rollup because maybe it did something weird which is why I am unable to access CRM and getting this recursive login prompt. But I decide to give it a “magical” IISRESET, and voila it takes me into CRM!
Anyways, here’s what the version number would be (18.104.22.168) after a successful update.
Changes After Installing Rollup
There are a whole list of fixes that have been provided as a part of this Update Rollup. Also, probably one of the most awaited features of this Update Rollup is the compatibility for Internet Explorer 11, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 along with iOS7 support with Safari on iPad and support for Safari using web application and CRM for Tablets using the tablet app for iPad Air. For the complete list, please refer to the Microsoft KB Article.
This Update Rollup can be uninstalled but it’s always safe to have your database backed up just in case!