CRM 2011 Update Rollup 10 to be Released to Windows Update
Microsoft is slated to release Update Rollup 10 for CRM 2011 today for download through Windows Update. This rollup includes many bug fixes, twice as many as the last rollup.
For full details on Update Rollup 10 you can view kb2710577 at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2710577 .
The Microsoft Dynamics CRM PFE team has a great podcast that goes over the rollup http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pfedynamics/2012/08/17/microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011-update-rollup-10-podcast .
There is also a Wiki page where you can find additional information on the Rollup at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13437.update-rollup-10-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011.aspx
Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and Office 2013
There are no major features being added through this rollup, but it will contain a number compatibility improvements. This includes compatibility for Windows 8, IE 10 and the Office 2013, which are all due to be released shortly and will be showing up in the workplace over the next several months.
In addition to installing Update Rollup 10 on your CRM 2011 server there are also some features outlined in the KB’s below that you may need to enable on the client machines for CRM 2011 to work properly with these new products.
Kb2744954 – Support with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Windows 8
Kb2743941 – Support with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Internet Explorer 10
Kb2744957 – Support with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft Office 2013 Preview
A full list of the Compatibility for CRM can be found in kb2669061.
SQL Server 2012
CRM 2011 has been compatable with SQL Server 2012 since Update Rollup 6. However, if you are using SQL 2012 you are incouraged to upgrade to Update Rollup 10 as it includes improvements for SQL Server 2012.
OrgDBOrgSettings Tool for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 was released, which allows you to enable some of the regkey enabled features per Organization instead of to the entire CRM Server.
Server Performance and Optimization
Optimizing and Maintaining the Performance of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server Infrastructure Document was updated with additional chapters on Optimizing the Performance of Queries and QuickFinds.