Sunday, October 25, 2009

Significance of Update Rollup 7 for MS Dynamics CRM 4

Update Rollup 7 has been rolled out and apart from vast improvements to the platform special focus has been given to advances in Dynamics CRM Mobile Express and Dynamics CRM Outlook Client. More information @ this link.


  • Update Rollup 7 adds support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 & SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Update Rollup 7 Client can be installed before upgrading the server to Update Rollup 7
  • Update Rollup 7 Client cannot be un-installed because there has been schema changes to the offline database. All other Update Rollup 7 components (Server, SRS, Language Packs....) can be un-installed.
  • Update Rollup 7 Client package will be a pre-requisite for all future Client Update Rollups. i.e. All future releases of Client Update Rollups starting from Update Rollup 8 will not install if Update Rollup 7 Client is not found.
Update Rollup 7 has new requirements
#1 - Internet connection is required for successful Client installation.
#2 - Client update 7 installation will take longer than all previous UR installations. Microsoft asks to be patient.
Visit here to know more about Update Rollup 7 release.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

DMM Import Error - Source data is not in the required format

The source data is not in the required format

While importing data recently, I recieved the above error message. With the application of my brains I understood that Dynamics CRM and Office Excel Date formatting did not match.

I changed the Date format to mm/dd/yyyy in Excel and CRM (Tools > Options > Format) to maintain consistency and I had a favorable outcome.

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