A platform for building your business application, no matter what it is

If you want to build a business application, let’s say a real estate application, you typically will need a number of building blocks to construct your application architecture. You need UI components, service interfaces, security support, communications, data store/services etc etc. I bet if you ask most of the developers and architects out there about how…

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CRM update rollup to address a number of minor programmability issues

As part of our continued commitment to respond to customer asks and issues, we have just released an Update rollup for CRM V3.0.  Among others, this rollup also includes a number of specific fixes for some minor issues related to the programmability and SDK.  This includes fixes to callouts and form events.  You only need…

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Titan Software Design Review, what an event!

I have been very busy lately so haven’t had a chance to update my blogs for a while but I am back! We just finished a very exciting three day software design review event for Titan in Redmond. The event was packed with ISVs participating from all over the world as well as internal product…

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Biztalk 2006 adaptor for CRM V3.0

Just got back from a week of holiday and while scrambling through hundreds of email found out that we finally released the Biztalk 2006 adaptor for CRM V3.0. Very Cool!  The adaptor can be used inside Visual Studio and allows easier integration with ERP applications that have a much longer standing with Biztalk.  I have…

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Meet Isaac and Mort

If you participate in any of developer focused presentations or review meetings at Microsoft, the chances are that you will hear numerous references to Isaac and Mort.  We use “personas” to better understand the customers of different needs and focuses and model our product features for them.  In case of developers, Isaac and Mort are…

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Web services standards, free for all…

Today we made a great announcement which will significantly encourage and promote interoperability between applications and platforms.  We simply pledged that any third party can create their own implementation of the web services standards that we have been developing in the company, with the help of other platforms, for some time.  Considering the Service Oriented nature of…

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CRM in Enterprise and data integration

I had the privilege to visit one of our large enterprise customers a few weeks back.  The visit was tremendously informative and valuable and we spent two days talking with employees of all levels from sales people and consultants to general managers and senior directors, which gave us a 360 degree view of the organization, how…

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Role of PMs in scrum process

We are just about to finish the 5th sprint.  I blogged earlier about agile development at CRM team, but at the time I had little clue on how Program Managers(PMs) can add value to the new process. 5 sprints later, I think we know more about the role of PMs.  Let’s just say that the…

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