Data Integration/Migration using SQL Integration Services (SSIS) 2008

Today’s guest blogger is CRM MVP Darren Liu who is a CRM specialist at Sonoma Partners in Chicago. I wrote a blog article last year on how to integrate Microsoft Dynamics CRM using SQL Integration Service (SSIS) 2005 ( . I hope that article provided you with an alternative solution for your integration/data migration project…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM Tip: Finding Answers to Your Questions

I have been meaning to write up this tip for awhile now and finally decided to just keep it short and sweet. There are many ways to learn about using, extending and installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM. But sometimes you just want an answer and you want it quick. Maybe you have already scanned Community Top…


Marketing Lists – Newly Discovered Attributes

Today’s guest blogger is Jerry Weinstock who is the Business Development Manager at CRM Innovation a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. CRM Innovation builds functional enhancements and codeless solutions for Dynamics CRM 4.0. There are many attributes that come with the CRM system. Most of them have been published on the forms from the get go…


Best practices for refreshing a Microsoft Dynamics CRM test environment

Today’s guest blogger is CRM MVP Joel Lindstrom, a Solutions Consultant for CustomerEffective. For high availability Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments, it is recommended that you have additional environments for test, Dev, and QA, so you can manage changes to your configuration without impacting users. This is also a good idea for disaster recovery, so if…


The Convergence of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Outlook

Our guest blogger today is CRM MVP Aaron Elder who is the Chief Technology Officer for Ascentium provides us with a post from one of his co-workers David Kohar. I have been running the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Client for Microsoft Outlook (Rollup 7) for over a month now (I also had the opportunity…


How to Configure Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router (On-Premise) with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM E-mail Router (On-Premise) includes support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. In continuation to the blog titled “Configure Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online E-mail Router with Exchange Online”, this one explains the detailed steps required to setup Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router (On-Premise) with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 On-Premise…


Bio – Ravindra R Upadhya

My name is Ravindra Upadhya and I work with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team in Hyderabad, India. I joined Microsoft fresh out of college in July ’09 as an software developer, engineer, and tester. I currently work in the Email Feature area.


Using the Microsoft Translator inside Microsoft Dynamics CRM v4

This customization is designed to call the ‘Microsoft® Translator’ service from within CRM. This example uses a custom button, included in an entity form, to call the service and translate text (which has been selected by the user) into another language. This document describes the steps required to include the custom button on a form,…


Bio – Dermot Boyle

My name is Dermot Boyle and I work with the Dynamics CRM team in Dublin (Microsoft Ireland Research). I’ve been with MS since 2006 and worked on the international versions of CRM 3 and 4. Before that I marketed myself as an independent developer for a number of years and way before that I once…


Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering team will release Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 8 on Thursday, December 17, 2009. Once the release is available the links below will take you to the necessary information about Update Rollup 8. Microsoft Download Center: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: General Details about Update Rollup 8…