Days before Convergence I had the opportunity to sit down with Reuben Krippner, a Senior Product Manager in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM product planning team about the exciting CRM Portal Accelerator release and SDK refresh that was released in April. Accelerators are templates built by the CRM team to help you easily build CRM extensions thereby accelerating the value you derive out of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
On this first part of 3 part video series, we talk about the next generation Portal Accelerators that will be released in conjunction with May 2010 Service Update for CRM Online. It’s worth noting that these new accelerators works with all CRM deployment models (On-premises, CRM Online or partner hosted CRM). The external portals themselves are flexible enough that you can deploy them in your own web server or on Windows Azure.
This release also includes a CRM SDK refresh which brings new rapid development tools that allow developers to take advantage of the latest .NET features such as LINQ, ADO.NET data services, etc.