The K2 blackpoint 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 blackpoint 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 blackpoint Getting Started Guide Prerequisites section.

Not listed? Not supported.

Important: This Compatibility Matrix is all prior release versions for K2 blackpoint. For support of the K2 blackpoint 4.6 product, see the K2 blackpoint 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 Product Release Strategy article.

Example 1: K2 blackpoint 0902 (4.9040.2.0) and Windows XP Service Pack Support
  • K2 blackpoint 0902 (4.9040.2.0) release date: April 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 blackpoint 0902 (4.9040.2.0) was released, SP3 will be supported and SP2 will not be supported for that K2 release.
Example 2: K2 blackpoint 0902 (4.9040.3.470) and Windows XP Service Pack Support
  • K2 blackpearl 0807 (4.8210.3.0) release date: September 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 blackpoint 0902 (4.9040.3.470) was released, SP3 will be supported and SP2 will not be supported for that K2 release.
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Bill of Materials1
K2 blackpoint  
4.5 (4.10060.1.0) K2 blackpoint Release Notes - Available on the K2 blackpoint downloads page
0902 (4.9040.3.470) K2 blackpoint Release Notes - Available on the K2 blackpoint previous downloads page
0902 (4.9040.2.0) K2 blackpoint Release Notes - Available on the K2 blackpoint 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 blackpoint  
4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

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0902 (4.9040.3.470)2

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0902 (4.9040.2.0)

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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 K2 blackpoint 0902 (4.9040.3.470) and K2 blackpoint 0902 Update (4.9040.2.470) have the same runtime functionality. Use the K2 blackpoint 0902 (4.9040.3.470) installer unless otherwise noted.

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32-bit/64-bit Compatibility1
  64-bit
K2 Server K2 Databases K2 Runtime Services K2 for SharePoint K2 Studio
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1 64-bit support has always been available with K2 blackpoint starting with the 0902 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 role. They must also be identical for all SharePoint Web Front Ends (WFEs), including any server hosting SharePoint Central Administration.
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Microsoft Windows
  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

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RTM

SP2

RTM (w/SP1)

SP2

SP1

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SP3

SP2

Server Components1,2  
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0902 (4.9040.3.470)

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Client Components3  
4.5 with Update 1350 (4.10060.1.1350) or later

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0902 (4.9040.3.470)

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0902 (4.9040.2.0)       check   check     check check check check 
1 Server Components: K2 Server, K2 for SharePoint, K2 Runtime Web Services, K2 Documentation
2 The default IIS version is supported for each supported version of Windows
3 Client Components: K2 Studio, K2 Process Management, K2 Data Provider, 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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0902 (4.9040.3.470)  

 

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1 SQL Clustering is supported. Mirroring is not supported.
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Microsoft .NET Framework
  .NET Framework 4.0 .NET Framework 3.5 .NET Framework 2.0 & .NET Framework 3.0

RTM

SP11

RTM

SP1

RTM

4.5 (4.10060.1.0) or later

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0902 (4.9040.3.470)  

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1 .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 includes .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.0 SP1
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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 check check

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

 

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1 Visual Studio is only needed for the K2 Process Management component
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 SharePoint Products and Technologies1, 5
  SharePoint 20107 MOSS 2007 Enterprise2,3,4 MOSS 2007 Standard2 Forms Server 20073 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 blackpoint  
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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* MOSS = Microsoft Office SharePoint Server; WSS = Windows SharePoint Services; SPS = SharePoint Portal Server
1 Forms and Claims Authentication in SharePoint Products and Technologies are not supported
2 Publishing and Records Management integration requires MOSS Standard or MOSS Enterprise
3 InfoPath Forms Services integration requires MOSS Enterprise or Office Forms Server and InfoPath 2007 designed forms
4 BDC integration requires MOSS Enterprise
5 All SharePoint Web Front Ends (WFEs) must have the same K2 components and all be either 32-bit or 64-bit servers.
6 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. 
7 Includes SharePoint 2010 Foundation, Standard and Enterprise

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Microsoft Office InfoPath
  InfoPath 2010 InfoPath 20071 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)

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check

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4.5 (4.10060.1.0)   check check    
0902 (4.9040.3.470)   check check    
0902 (4.9040.2.0)   check check    
1 InfoPath 2007 Managed Code Form Templates supported per product documentation
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Browser
  Internet Explorer Silverlight Other web browsers

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4.0

3.0

2.0

 
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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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