Great Whitepaper about ‘Developing Business Apps with Dynamics CRM 4.0’

Well, the real name of this whitepaper is “Developing ISV Applications using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0” but I thought it would be clearer with this other title. Many people don’t not know what really an ISV is (Independent Software Vendor), and this whitepaper can also be great for any CRM developer/architect. 🙂 So, this whitepaper…


How to deploy your own ASP.NET application within the same Dynamics CRM 4.0 IIS WebSite

There is a common issue when trying to deploy your own ASP.NET application within the same CRM 4.0 IIS WebSite. I mean, If you just go to IIS Manager and create a new ASP.NET app (kind of a virtual directory) for your custom application, you’ll see that you cannot access to your custom application from…


Developing high level workflows in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Titan (Web Editor)

In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 ‘Titan’ we can choose to develop workflows among two types of workflows, but both of them are internally based on WF (Windows Workflows Foundation, which is part of .NET 3.x). So, we can choose between the following: –          High level workflows with CRM Web client as development environment: o   It…


How to change the logo image in Dynamics CRM 4.0 Titan

This is an easy one!, but in any case, it is quite useful if you do not know how to find it. 🙂 So, the default logo image is the following: 1.-The image file is located in the following place:C:\Program Files\Microsoft CRM Server\CRMWeb\_imgs\masthead.jpgYou could copy another image with the same name within that folder. 2.-Also,…


Supported platform in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (Titan)

So!, the following is a summary of the supported platform for TITAN, as I’ve been told by the product group 🙂   Server platform: – Supported Windows Server 2003 & Windows Server 2008!! 🙂 – Supported Exchage Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007 – Supported SQL Server 2005 (x32 & x64) and SQL Server 2008!! 🙂…


VPC of Dynamics CRM 4.0 Titan CTP3 (Virtual PC image) available to all Dynamics partners !!

We have released a Dynamics CRM 4.0 Titan CTP3 VPC (Virtual PC image) 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. If you are an ISV partner you should contact me to ask me to invite you to join Metro….


New Key technologies and functionalities in CRM 4.0 ("Titan")

Well!, so these are the key new stuff in CRM 4.0 (“Titan”)!!:   – CRM 4.0 Workflow based on WF (Windows Workflow Foundation). This is a huge improvement and a great new from the development point of view. WF is a base development technology which is part of .NET 3.x (which is basically .NET 2.0…


CTP3 release of Titan: CRM 4.0 "Titan" Gets Nearer to Launch!!

As I read in Ben’s blog, we already have a new Titan’s CTP. It is the CTP3!! 🙂 So there’s no so much time until CRM 4.0 will be realeased. If you are an ISV company (Independent Software Vendor & Development company) in Spain, and you are interested in CRM 4.0 (Titan), talk with me!!. We…


CRM 4.0 (Titan) Server-Side programming: Creating custom ASPX pages and consuming Titan’s Web-Services

I’m doing several Titan labs (CRM 4.0 labs), so I’m going to write a posting about what I’m doing. It is always interesting archiving this kind of ‘HOW TOs’.  So!, I’m gonna create a plain new custom ASPX page (using Visual Studio 2005) where we’re going to allow updates to several custom entities I’ve got. The…