Time to shift gears….

After spending a few years working on one of the best products and business application platforms around, I have decided to shift my focus on another great-to-be product that is currently in incubation at Microsoft.  Within the next few weeks, I will no longer be directly working on the Dynamics CRM product.  Having said that, I will…

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Convergence preview of Titan: Building Business Applications on CRM Platform

Thanks to everyone who has responded directly to me about my previous post.  I have now a list of Architects, CTOs, etc from various partners and ISVs who have lined up for the discussions around Titan programmability at Convergence.  Looking forward to the discussions…..


Test drive CRM Titan Dev power at Convergence 2007

It is very likely that I (or/and another collegue from CRM programmability) will be at Convergence 2007 this year.  If you are a CRM customer or partner with an active NDA with Microsoft, there will be a chance to test drive the all new CRM Titan developer experience and tools.  I am planning to run a number…

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CRM Titan Preview is released to partner community!

I have been pretty busy presenting the new extensibility points and scenarios of CRM Titan, and in particularly CRM Live, to our partner community throughout the Christmas and New year.   Just before the Christmas, we released the first preview of CRM Titan which comes in different flavors including a fully Microsoft hosted CRM solution and…


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…


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…


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…