{USEFUL TO KNOW}New naming conventions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Updates

In the Dynamics consulting world, we have used various terms to explain product upgrades to our customers like Update Rollup, Service Packs, Service Pack Updates and now Update 1 and hence forth. At times, it becomes difficult to explain when customers ask the difference. Dynamics CRM team recently published most up to date explanation on the CRM updates:

Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2015/04/14/new-naming-conventions-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-updates.aspx

I am taking the main points from the text:

Understanding the version:

The first three numbers of the 7-digit version number tell you most everything you need to know about your update.

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Product names, versions, releases, and code names

The following table shows CRM Online product names with their associated version numbers and code names.

Product Name

Version
Descriptor

Version
Number

Release or
Update

Code
Name

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Fall ‘13

6.0.0

Major release

“Orion”

Fall ‘13

6.0.1

Incremental update

None

Fall ‘13

6.0.2

Incremental update

None

Spring ‘14

6.1.0

Minor release

“Leo”

2015 Update

7.0.0

Major release

“Vega”

2015 Update 1

7.1.0

Minor release

“Carina”

The following table shows CRM (on-premises) product names with their associated version numbers and code names.

Product Name

Version
Descriptor

Version
Number

Release or
Update

Code
Name

Microsoft Dynamics CRM

2013

6.0.0

Major release

“Orion”

2013 UR1

6.0.1

Incremental update

None

2013 UR2

6.0.2

Incremental update

None

2013 SP1

6.1.0

Minor release

“Leo”

2015

7.0.0

Major release

“Vega”

2015 Update 0.1

7.1.0

Incremental update

None

The source table has more details to read. Thanks to awesome Dynamics team at Microsoft to put this together.

This will definitely help in answering customer queries on versions.

Hope it helps!

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3 thoughts on “{USEFUL TO KNOW}New naming conventions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Updates

    • For online, it has already started to roll out. For on-premise, customers with early adoption program and preview programs are
      having the starting flavour of it, it should be coming soon.

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