Microsoft CRM Upgrades

Posted on: November 15, 2013 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Microsoft CRM 2013 is an exciting release for new and current users of Microsoft CRM.  If you still currently running a CRM 4.0 environment there are some items that will no longer be supported. Many people, including our clients at Logan Consulting a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner, have upgraded to CRM 2011.  However, if you do still have an CRM 4.0 environment here are some issues that are important. 

With the launch of CRM 2013, Microsoft is officially dropping support for Microsoft CRM 4.0 features. These features were removed with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and will no longer work with Microsoft CRM 2013.

 Here is a list of Microsoft CRM 4.0 features that will no longer be supported

1.    CRM 4.0 plug-ins

2.    CRM 4.0 client-side scripting

3.    CRM 4.0 custom workflow activities

4.    CRM 4.0 web service API (also known as the 2007 web service endpoints)

5.    ISV folder support for custom web applications

There is some good news in that the CRM SDK will no longer be required.  This utility was specifically built for Microsoft Dynamics CRM December 2012 Service Update and is not required for Microsoft Dynamics CRM due to improvements in the solution framework.

Removal of CRM 4.0 client-side scripting

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 exposed global functions and form objects to form scripting with JavaScript. If you use any custom JavaScript within your current version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, it is important to verify that this customized code does not disrupt a smooth upgrade to the next version of CRM. We have found during an upgrade that many clients have minimal changes required, but it is still important to check.

How to identify if you are using legacy features?

Microsoft has created a tool to assist you in the effort of identifying any unsupported code.  The cool can be found at the link below http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30151



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