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CRM 4.0 Reporting for Duty, Sir!

Whoops! I’ve been heads down working on something else and didn’t notice that Charles had posted the last of the four Channel 9 videos we recorded.  In this final segment, Phil Richardson and Barry Givens (both Senior Program Manager Leads) walk through Dynamics CRM Reporting with Rory (actually Phil kinda takes over here for a… Read more

"Giving Workflow Foundation something to do"

Last week, I pointed out a few Channel 9 segments on the soon-to-be-released Dynamics CRM 4.0.  Another installment was published today that gives a great overview of how Workflow Foundation is used in CRM 4.0.  This was my favorite of the segments.  That may be because I got to be in front of the camera… Read more

Phil Dives Deep into CRM 4.0 on Channel 9

Yesterday I pointed you to a Channel 9 CRM 4.0 overview video with Phil Richardson.  Today the Channel 9 team released the next video in this series we recorded.  In this segment, Phil Richardson (Senior Program Manager Lead) hangs out with Rory Blyth. He dives a lot deeper into the metadata and customization of forms…. Read more

Phil Richardson chats up CRM on Channel 9

Back in April we gave you a taste of some of the interesting work going on in Dynamics CRM group. That was a pretty good high-level view. We wanted to fill in some of the details for developers so we asked the Dynamics CRM team into the studio to chat about some of the cool… Read more

A nod to a VPC god

Menno te Koppele rightly pointed out on his blog today that he’d done a ton of work to help get the CRM “Titan” CTP3 VPC just right.  Oops!  Lets give credit where credit is due.  Creating a VPC is easy; creating one that rocks isn’t.  Menno, who is a partner technology specialist in our US… Read more

Meet me in Copenhagen

If you’re an ISV building cool stuff on Dynamics CRM or Dynamics AX and are planning to attend Convergence EMEA drop me a note.  I’d love to meet up and see what you’ve been up to.  I’ll be in Copenhagen from Oct 21st through Oct 25th. Conferences can be a real drain between travel, jet… Read more

geekSpeak’ing with Aaron Elder

Lynn and Glenn from Channel 9’s geekSpeak show will be interviewing Aaron Elder from Ascentium.  This looks like it’ll be an interesting interactive webcast on custom development with the Dynamics CRM platform. For those that don’t know Aaron he was one of the original engineers on Dynamics CRM.  He did some good work on a… Read more

Titan now available to all Dynamics Partners

I’ve had quite a few partners ping me offline asking about access to the bits.  We finally released the bits today as a VPC for any Dynamics partner to download via PartnerSource (requires login).  PartnerSource is a portal available to partners who focus on Microsoft Dynamics and related business products. Of course, if you are… Read more

WebTrends: A Titan among ISV’s – Bonus Edition

All last week I highlighted some of the early adopters of Dynamics CRM “Titan”.  Well, I found one more ISV that I think is pretty cool.  WebTrends, one of the top Web analytics firms, has been been playing with Titan.  No video though. WebTrends, a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner, provides enterprise-class Web analytics and deep… Read more

RDT: A Titan among ISV’s

All this week I’m highlighting some of the early adopters of Dynamics CRM “Titan”.  For your enjoyment, today I’m showcasing Relational Database Technology (RDT).   Relational Database Technology: Insurance Software Provider Bolsters Product with Enhanced CRM Capabilities     Established in 1991, Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner RDT provides insurance systems and ratings software to major… Read more