We've just released a new "Developer Ramp up Kit" for developers who want to get up to speed into Dynamics CRM 4.0!.
Over the past 18 months, we‘ve conducted dozens of Instructor-Led trainings for our ISVs worldwide to get them ramped up for CRM 4.0 platform (code named “Titan”). The trainings were conducted as part of DPE Metro Early Adopter initiative and were extremely well received by the ISVs. We ran these trainings world-wide in three different waves. The first on Titan CTP2, with a follow-up on Titan CTP3 and then an additional wave for CRM S+S (CRM Online & Partner Hosted).
We have now unified the content, upgraded to CRM 4.0 RTM bits and are releasing it to the entire community as Developer Ramp up Kit for Dynamics CRM 4.0. In order to get the broadest possible visibility we’ve made this available on MSDN in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720132.aspx.
For more info about it, check this post in Girish's blog http://blogs.msdn.com/girishr/archive/2008/07/06/developer-ramp-up-kit-for-dynamics-crm-4-0.aspx.
FYI, below is a summary of the kit and what it includes:
This kit is for .NET based developers who want to ramp up and build on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 uses familiar components such as Web Service endpoints, Windows Workflow Foundation, SSRS reporting, and more; making it a general purpose platform for any line-of-business applications. Developers can use their existing .NET skills to take advantage of various features of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. This kit drills into the details of such development and explains how developers can connect, extend, and embed with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. It includes presentations, hands-on labs, and a VPC environment for practicing. This content was delivered earlier as part of the Metro Early Adopter initiative and the video recordings of the ramp-up presentations are included as well.
Familiarity with the .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual C#, Jscript, Microsoft SQL Server and general Web development is recommended.
If you are working with ISVs that are interested in building on the CRM platform, please feel free to reach out to a Dynamics ISV Developer Evangelist near you (guys like me worldwide) :-).