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Partner Conference: CRM Mobility with CWR

Another Dynamics CRM ISV that caught my attention at last week’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference was CWR Mobility.  Mobility is something I spend a lot of time thinking about and the Windows Mobile solution that CWR has put together is state-of-the-art when it comes to line-of-business apps on the go.  What really got my attention… Read more

Partner Conference: SalesCentric Silverlight CRM Relationships

I spent most of last week in hot and humid Houston at the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.  I did get to a few sessions but mostly I hung out with ISV partners in 1:1 meetings or in the exhibit area.  There were tons of CRM ISVs showing interesting solutions.  One that caught my eye… Read more

Developer Ramp up Kit for Dynamics CRM 4.0

Over the past 18 months, we‘ve conducted dozens of instructor-led training events for for hundreds of Dynamics CRM ISVs worldwide to get them ramped up for CRM 4.0 platform (code named “Titan”). The events were conducted as part of Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) Metro Early Adopter initiative and were extremely well received by the… Read more

CRM Mobility News

I noticed this morning that our Dynamics CRM team signed an alliance with TenDigits.  Reading the press release, that’s pretty cool.  Actually, there seems to be lots of goodness to go around here.  I know… TenDigits is known for their Blackberry work and we do tend to be biased toward Windows Mobile.  I know, it’s… Read more

Interesting ISV Solutions and Sessions at WPC

Nikhil Hasija reached out and showed off a few ISV partner solutions that will get showcased at WPC next week.  I’m passing this information on as the solutions look pretty cool. A new solution from Mitchell Humphrey looks quite interesting.  Mitchell Humphrey built a Citizen Relationship Management solution based on CRM in record time.  They… Read more

Dynamics CRM platform at PDC

The PDC team have been slowly releasing details of some of the sessions for the upcoming conference. Lo and behold there’s session up there for CRM.  It looks like we might have something to say at PDC about the next release.  Now would probably be a good time to register for PDC as it usually… Read more

Office Developers Conference – Demoing CRM Online

Back in February I had the opportunity to demo CRM Online to a few thousand developers during Kurt DelBene’s keynote at the Microsoft Office System Developer Conference in San Jose.  Girish, a team member, has been working on a cool new CRM demo and I was able to show a few snippets of it.  I’ve… Read more

Reading the right CRM blogs

A while back I was asked for a list of blogs that track the progress we’re making on the Dynamics CRM platform.  Of course, I have my own blogroll of people that I follow but it occurred to me that would be a useful resource for the CRM community.  Now that Dynamics CRM and AX… Read more

PDC Registration is now live

This morning we went live with the 2008 Professional  Developers Conference aka PDC 2008 web site.  Registration is also live with a nice discount for early registration.  If you want to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform this is the absolute best conference for that.  This is the conference where we unveil the… Read more

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