The K2 blackpearl Compatibility Matrix will assist in determining the Microsoft products and technologies required/supported for each K2 release as well as upgrade compatibility of those releases.  The K2 blackpearl Compatibility Matrix empowers the organization to make an informed decision on the upgrade path required and potential pitfalls.  Detailed information on individual K2 components and Microsoft products and technologies required/supported can be obtained from the K2 blackpearl Getting Started Guide Prerequisites section.

Not listed? Not supported.

Important: This Compatibility Matrix is all prior release versions for K2 blackpearl. For support of the K2 blackpearl 4.6 product, see the K2 blackpearl 4.6 Compatibility Matrix.

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Microsoft Product Support Plan
K2 will plan to support Microsoft products per the following guidelines:
  • Microsoft products and their service packs that are released during an existing K2 release cycle will not be targeted for support until the following release cycle at the earliest.
  • Microsoft cumulative updates that are released during an existing K2 release cycle will not be targeted for support until the following release cycle at the earliest.  There are no guarantees that issues found in K2 to be caused by a cumulative update will be addressed by K2.  In some cases, K2 may require an official service pack from Microsoft to provide support.  Details about any potential issues found with a cumulative update will be made available in a KB article or a Known Issues list accompanying a K2 update.
  • K2 will deprecate support for a Microsoft product or service pack level or technology when a newer release has been available more than 12 months at the target time of the K2 release.
  • K2 releases will continue to support the Microsoft product or service pack level supported at the time of the K2 release. Microsoft product support deprecation will only occur with new K2 releases.
  • To ensure stability in a release cycle, K2 will support a prior Microsoft release when the latest release has been available less than 12 months at the target time of the K2 release.
  • K2 releases may require a dependency on the latest .NET Framework or Visual Studio release. In this case, regardless of Microsoft availability timeline, K2 will only support the latest .NET Framework or Visual Studio release.

For more information about the product releases, see the K2 Release Strategy article.

Example 1: K2 blackpearl 0807 (4.8210.2.0) and Windows XP Service Pack Support
  • K2 blackpearl 0807 (4.8210.2.0) release date: October 2008
  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 release date: April 2008
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 release date: August 2004
  • Since Windows XP SP3 was available less than 12 months when K2 blackpearl 0807 (4.8210.2.0) was released, both SP3 and SP2 will be supported for that K2 release.
Example 2: K2 blackpearl 0807 (4.8210.3.0) and Windows XP Service Pack Support
  • K2 blackpearl 0807 (4.8210.3.0) release date: August 2009
  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 release date: April 2008
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 release date: August 2004
  • Since Windows XP SP3 will be available more than 12 months when K2 blackpearl 0807 (4.8210.3.0) was released, SP3 will be supported and SP2 will not be supported for that K2 release.
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Bill of Materials1
K2 blackpearl  
4.5 (4.10060.1.0) K2 blackpearl Release Notes - Available on the K2 blackpearl downloads page
0807 (4.8210.x.0) K2 blackpearl Release Notes - Available on the K2 blackpearl previous downloads page
0803 (4.8075.1.0 ) K2 blackpearl Release Notes - Available on the K2 blackpearl previous downloads page
SP1 (4.7285.1.0) K2 blackpearl Release Notes - Available on the K2 blackpearl previous downloads page
RTM (4.7214.1.0) K2 blackpearl Release Notes - Available on the K2 blackpearl previous downloads page
1 Bill of Materials provides a high level list of new features/functionality with each release
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Release Upgrade Compatibility
Currently Installed K2 Product Targeted K2 blackpearl Version
4.5 (4.10060.1.0) 0807 (4.8210.3.0)1 0807 (4.8210.2.0) 0803 (4.8075.1.0) SP1 (4.7285.1.0) RTM (4.7214.1.0)
K2 blackpearl  
0807 (4.8210.x.x)

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0807 (4.8210.2.0)1
(KB 320,330,350,370)

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0803 (4.8075.1.0)

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SP1 (4.7285.1.0)   check check check    
RTM (4.7214.1.0)   check check check check  
K2 blackpoint  
4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

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0902 (4.9040.x.x)

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K2.net 2003  
SP4 (3.6262.1.0)

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Clean Install

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1 K2 blackpearl 0807 (4.8210.3.0) and K2 blackpearl 0807 Update (4.8210.2.450) have the same runtime functionality.  Use the K2 blackpearl 0807 (4.8210.3.0) installer unless otherwise noted. For more information, please see the Installation Options article.
2 Requires K2 blackpearl 0807 Update (4.8210.2.450) KB000450.  Use of K2 blackpearl 0807 (4.8210.3.0) installer for upgrade is not supported.
3 Requires use of the K2 blackpearl 0807 Migration Utility
4 Requires use of the K2 blackpearl 4.5 Migration Utility 

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Release Component Compatibility
  Server Components1
4.5 (4.10060.1.0) 0807 (4.8210.3.0) 0807 (4.8210.2.450) 0807 (4.8210.2.0)
(KB 320,330,350,370)
0803 (4.8075.1.0) SP1 (4.7285.1.0) RTM (4.7214.1.0)
Client
Components2
4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

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RTM (4.7214.1.0)             check
1 Server Components: K2 Server, K2 Databases, K2 for SharePoint, K2 Runtime Web Services, K2 Workspace, K2 for Reporting Services, K2 Documentation
2 Client Components: K2 Studio, K2 for Visio, K2 for Visual Studio, K2 Web Designer, K2 Documentation
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32-bit/64-bit Compatibility1
  64-bit
K2 Server K2 Databases K2 Workspace K2 Runtime Services K2 for SharePoint K2 for Reporting Services K2 Studio
K2 for Visual Studio2
K2 for Visio2
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K2 Studio
K2 for Visual Studio2
K2 for Visio2
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1 64-bit support requires 0803 or later release. The platform (e.g., 32-bit or 64-bit) must be identical for all servers that are Network Load Balanced participating in a K2 blackpearl role. They must also be identical for all SharePoint Web Front Ends (WFEs), including any server hosting SharePoint Central Administration.
2 Visio 2007 and Visual Studio 2005 are only available in 32-bit versions. However, it is possible to install these applications on a 64-bit operating system. The K2 installer will install the appropriate 32-bit components when K2 for Visio and/or K2 for Visual Studio are installed.

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Microsoft Windows1
  Windows Server 2008 R2
Standard, Enterprise
Windows Server 2008
Standard, Enterprise
Windows Server 2003 R2
Standard, Enterprise
Windows Server 2003
Standard, Enterprise
Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP

SP1 

RTM

SP2 RTM (w/SP1) SP2 SP1 SP2 SP1 SP1 RTM SP2 SP1 SP3 SP2
Server Components2,3  

 4.5 with Update 1390 (4.10060.1.1390) or later

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4.5 with Update 1350 (4.10060.1.1350)

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4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

 

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0807 (4.8210.3.0)

 

 

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Client Components4  

 4.5 with Update 1350 (4.10060.1.1350) or later

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4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

 

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1 64-bit support requires 0803 or later release
2 The default IIS version is supported for each supported version of Windows
3 Server Components: K2 Server, K2 for SharePoint, K2 Runtime Web Services, K2 Workspace, K2 Documentation
4 Client Components: K2 Studio, K2 for Visio, K2 for Visual Studio, K2 Documentation
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Microsoft SQL Server1
  SQL Server 2012
Express, Standard, BI, Enterprise

  SQL Server 2008 R2
Express, Standard, Enterprise

SQL Server 2008
Express, Standard, Enterprise
SQL Server 2005
Express, Standard, Enterprise

 RTM

SP1

RTM

SP3

 SP2

SP1

RTM

SP3

SP2

SP1

4.5 with Update 1420 (4.10060.1.1420) or later

 

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 4.5 with Update 1390 (4.10060.1.1390)

 

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 4.5 with Update 1230 (4.10060.1.1230)

 

 

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4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

 

 

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0807 (4.8210.3.0)    

 

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0807 (4.8210.2.0)           check check
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SP1 (4.7285.1.0)           check check
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1 64-bit support requires 0803 or later release. SQL Clustering is supported. Mirroring is not supported.
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Microsoft Visual Studio1
  Visual Studio 2010
Premium, Ultimate, Professional
Visual Studio 2008
Standard, Professional, Team
Visual Studio 2005
Standard, Professional, Team

 SP1

RTM

SP1

SP1

RTM

4.5 with Update 1350 (4.10060.1.1350) or later

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4.5 Update for Microsoft 2010 Products
  or
4.5 with Update 1200 (4.10060.1.1200)

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4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

 

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0807 (4.8210.3.0)    

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0807 (4.8210.2.0)     check  
0803 (4.8075.1.0)     check  
SP1 (4.7285.1.0)       check
RTM (4.7214.1.0)       check
1 64-bit support requires 0803 or later release
2 Visual Studio 2010 support requires 4.5 with update 1170 plus the Update for Microsoft 2010 Products, which is a separate download. Please refer to the release notes for additional information.
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Microsoft .NET Framework1
  .NET Framework 4.0 .NET Framework 3.5 .NET Framework 2.0 & .NET Framework 3.0

RTM

SP12

RTM

SP1

RTM

4.5 (4.10060.1.0) or later

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0807 (4.8210.3.0)  

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0803 (4.8075.1.0)       check check
SP1 (4.7285.1.0)       check check
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1 64-bit support requires 0803 or later release
2 .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 includes .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.0 SP1
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Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies1
  SharePoint 20109 MOSS 2007 Enterprise3,4,5 MOSS 2007 Standard3 Forms Server 20074 WSS v3.0 SPS 2003 WSS v2.0

Aug 2011 CU

June 2011 CU 

 SP1

RTM

SP3

 SP2

SP1

RTM

SP3

SP2 

SP1

RTM

SP2

SP1

RTM

SP3

 SP2

SP1

RTM

SP3

SP3

K2 blackpearl  
4.5 with Update 1390 (4.10060.1.1390) or later

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4.5 Update for Microsoft 2010 Products
or
4.5 with Update 1200 (4.10060.1.1200)

 

 

 

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4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

 

 

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0807 (4.8210.3.0)  

 

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0803 (4.8075.1.0)       check     check     check     check    
SP1 (4.7285.1.0)       check     check     check     check    
RTM (4.7214.1.0)       check     check     check     check    
K2.net 2003  
SP4 (3.6262.1.0)   check7   check7   check7   check7         check7   check7   check check

* MOSS = Microsoft Office SharePoint Server; WSS = Windows SharePoint Services; SPS = SharePoint Portal Server
1 64-bit support requires 0803 or later release. NOTE: All SharePoint Web Front Ends (WFEs) must have the same K2 components and all be either 32-bit or 64-bit servers.
2 Forms and Claims Authentication in SharePoint Products and Technologies requires 4.5 with update 1390
3 Publishing and Records Management integration requires MOSS Standard or MOSS Enterprise
4 InfoPath Forms Services integration requires MOSS Enterprise or Office Forms Server and InfoPath 2007 designed forms
5 BDC integration requires MOSS Enterprise
6 WSS v2.0 and SPS 2003 integration in K2 blackpearl requires K2.net 2003 Interop Templates
7 WSS v3.0 and MOSS 2007 integration in K2.net 2003 requires K2.net 2003 Additional Components for MOSS 2007
8 SharePoint 2010 support requires 4.5 with update 1170 plus the Update for Microsoft 2010 Products, which is a separate download. Please refer to the release notes for additional information.
9 Includes SharePoint 2010 Foundation, Standard and Enterprise

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  CRM 2011

CRM 4.0
(Workgroup, Professional, Enterprise)

RTM

RTM

4.5 with Update 1230 (4.10060.1.1230) or later

 

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Microsoft Exchange Server
  Exchange 2010

Exchange 2007

RTM

SP3

SP2

RTM

4.5 with Update 1290 (4.10060.1.1290) or later

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 4.5 with Update 1230 (4.10060.1.1230)

 

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Microsoft Office InfoPath1
  InfoPath 2010 InfoPath 20072 InfoPath 2003

SP1

 RTM

SP2

SP1

RTM

SP3

4.5 with Update 1390 (4.10060.1.1390) or later

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check

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4.5 Update for Microsoft 2010 Products
or
4.5 with Update 1200 (4.10060.1.1200)

check

check check  check3

4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

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0807 (4.8210.3.0)  

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check3

0807 (4.8210.2.0)   check check check check3
0803 (4.8075.1.0)     check check  
SP1 (4.7285.1.0)       check  
RTM (4.7214.1.0)       check  
1 64-bit support requires 0803 or later release
2 InfoPath 2007 Managed Code Form Templates supported per product documentation
3 InfoPath 2003 integration requires K2.net 2003 Interop Templates
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Microsoft Office Visio1
  Visio 2010 Visio 2007
Standard, Professional

RTM

SP2

SP1

RTM

4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

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0807 (4.8210.3.0)  

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0807 (4.8210.2.0)   check check check
0803 (4.8075.1.0)     check check
SP1 (4.7285.1.0)       check
RTM (4.7214.1.0)       check
1 64-bit support requires 0803 or later release
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Browser1
  Internet Explorer Silverlight Other web browsers

9

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7

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42

3

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4.5 with Update 1350 (4.10060.1.1350) or later

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4.5 with Update 1230 (4.10060.1.1230)

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4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

 

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0807 (4.8210.3.0)    

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0803 (4.8075.1.0)     check check        
SP1 (4.7285.1.0)     check          
RTM (4.7214.1.0)     check          
1 64-bit support requires 0803 or later release
2 Minimum required version for Silverlight is 4.0.50917.0
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Language

At this time, K2 is only localized for International English. We support installation on any language Operating System, and data can be in any language. You can, of course, localize InfoPath forms or SharePoint lists/libraries. You can also modify the notification event template to "translate" the message into any language.

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