How to version solutions? RRS feed

  • Question

  • 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, if a bigger version you can change to

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

    See attach file.


    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:09 AM