RELEASE: Using Multi-tenancy in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 to Address Challenges in Enterprise Business Environments

On behalf of the CRM Engineering for Enterprise Team and CRM Content Publishing, I am pleased to announce the release of the white paper, Using Multi-tenancy in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 to Address Challenges in Enterprise Business Environments, which is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. There are a number of complexities associated…

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Form Query String Parameter Tool

Show it, don’t tell it. That’s why I created the Form Query String Parameter Tool. This week I published a technical article that introduces this tool: Use the Form Query String Parameter Tool to Demonstrate Setting Default Field Values in New Record Forms.We have documentation in the SDK that describes the feature that lets you…

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RELEASE: Trial Guide: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Office 365

On behalf of CRM Content Publishing, I am pleased to announce the release of Trial Guide:Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Office 365, which is also available for download from the Microsoft Download Center at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35776 The guide is designed to be used as a real-time road map that provides step-by-step instructions to quickly demonstrate how…

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How to Deploy Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint in Security Zones

Begin by considering what the customer wants to achieve from the perspective of security/risk versus cost/complexity. Fewer zones means fewer firewalls, less configuration, lower costs, and so on, while not necessarily leading to a lower level of security,primarily on the lower layers (OS, and so on). Analyze the “zones” defined by network segments between two…

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Building clients for Windows Phone and Windows 8 RT

The Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll library provided as part of the Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK makes it easy to write  .NET applications that target the desktop. This library has dependencies on .NET 4.0 and Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), neither of which are available for Windows Phone and Windows 8 RT platforms. Although the WS-Trust protocol used by Dynamics…

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RELEASE: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Connectivity and Firewall Port Requirements

On behalf of the CRM Engineering for Enterprise Team and CRM Content Publishing, I am pleased to announce the release of white paper, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Connectivity and Firewall Port Requirements, which isavailable for download from the Microsoft Download Center. Many data centers include firewalls between the end users and the servers and other…

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Creating Heat Maps with Bing Maps and Dynamics CRM

Creating Heat Maps with Bing Maps and Dynamics CRM The majority of data in the enterprise today has a location component, including most sales, operational, or service-related data. By visualizing our business data on a map, we can identify trends by geography,and use them to make smarter business decisions. In this blog post, we will…

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The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Instance Adapter has released!

Keeping Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 instances in sync has never been easier than now with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Instance Adapter. This is an additional adapter for use with Connector for Microsoft Dynamics that allows for the synchronization of data between two Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 organizations. The adapter allows for communication between two…

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Steps Forward in the Marketing Automation Space

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM team continues to execute against a vision to help organizations better attract, retain, and grow their customers. Our goal is to deliver more compelling finished applications, modern user experiences with simplified user interfaces, and an open and extensible platform for Cloud and On-premise deployments. With the explosion of new channels, emerging…

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ExtremeCRM 2013 Rome is Feb 3-6th – Save the Date

Calling All Technical Experts! Submit your session ideas for eXtremeCRM 2013 Rome by October 31! eXtremeCRM 2013 Rome is looking for technical experts like YOU to show off your “eXtreme” Microsoft Dynamics CRM technical expertise! If you have know-how on a technical topic that has helped to solve a real-world customer problem, and are interested…

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