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How to version solutions? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Can somebody clarify the recommended approach for versioning solutions in CRM 2011 please?

    The following MSDN article – which refers to the whitepaper (ALM-for-CRM-2011-CRM-Solution-Lifecycle-Management), suggests the following options and recommends incrementing a version nmber:

    Maintain Managed Solutions (MSDN - gg328109)

    "The preferred method is to release a new version of your managed solution. Using your original unmanaged source solution, you can make necessary changes and increase the version number of the solution before packaging it as a managed solution"

    However, the whitepaper below advises against incrementing the version number due to layering issues:

    ALM-for-CRM-2011-CRM-Solution-Lifecycle-Management  [Page 13]

    Conversely, incrementing the version number will create a new managed layer for the solution above the old layer

    PS: Sorry, could not post direct URLs to the sources.

    Monday, December 9, 2013 3:08 PM

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  • Let's say you have a solution called test, every time you change it, you can go to Information section to increase the version number like 1.0.0.1, if a bigger version you can change to 1.1.0.0.

    Then if you export as managed solution and import to production env, the number will increase.

    See attach file.

    Wilson

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:09 AM