Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Update Rollup 2 Delivers Solid Improvements
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Update Rollup 2 was released last week for CRM Online and On Premises.
There are a number of exciting features in the new update. Probably the things that will get the most attention are full support for Internet Explorer 11, IOS 7, and iPad Air.
I wanted to highlight a couple of items that many people don’t know about. These are not emphasized in the knowledge base article, but they are things that have made some of our clients very happy.
- If you have users that are on many different teams, Update Rollup 2 significantly improves their system performance, especially when using the Outlook client.
- If you elect to turn off auto-save, prior to Update Rollup 2, when you left a form (navigate away or close the form), the form would automatically save. Update Rollup 2 changes this behavior so if auto-save is disabled, when you make an update to a record and leave the form without hitting save, the form will prompt the user to save, just like it did in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
So this adds up to a significant update. You will want to be sure to test it in your non production environments and move to production soon, especially to get the updated compatibility with newer browsers and mobile devices.
If you use CRM Online, your environment has probably already been updated. If you use the Outlook Client, you will want to download the update (or get it from Windows Update when it is released that way).
I also recommend listening to the Professional Field Engineering Update Rollup 2 podcast (embedded below) for more information about what’s new in UR 2.