SSL v3.0 & Microsoft Dynamics

The SSL 3.0 vulnerability referenced in the Security Advisory 3009008 , also known as “Poodle”, has received a significant amount of attention. While the discovered issue is specific to SSL 3.0, many customers are wondering whether this affects Microsoft’s offerings, specifically Microsoft Dynamics online services. Microsoft Dynamics Online Services Status Microsoft Dynamics has completed some…


License types in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall ’13 Update, Microsoft has introduced a new multi-tiered licensing model that extends the licensing flexibility that is currently offered to on-premises customers and introduces the same level of flexibility for online customers. Key benefits that customers can expect from the…


Using Teams to Solve Complex Record-Sharing Scenarios

I had two enterprise customers this week who both had similar security requirements, and both sets of requirements were solved with a similar pattern that I thought you might find useful. Imagine your company organizes itself into different groups, and the work of each group needs to remain segregated from the work of the other groups….


RELEASE: Scalable Security Modeling with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

On behalf of CRM Content Publishing, I am pleased to announce the release of white paper, Scalable Security Modeling with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, which is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers a wide range of security modeling features, and it is important to choose the most appropriate approach to…


MVP Richard Knudson talks about Security Roles

One of my favorite CRM blogs is Richard Knudson’s Dynamics CRM Trick Bag. I thought Richard’s post last week Dynamics CRM 2011 Security Roles was particularly well conceived. Security Roles, when assigned to a user or a team, determine what users can and cannot do in a Microsoft Dynamics CRM organization. Security roles are probably…


Exploring Recurring appointment and Linked fields

The recurring appointment is new enhancement in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and I will show you how to customize it with respect to your organization’s need. After reading this post, you can able to create fields in recurring appointment entity and link it to a field in appointment entity. After creating the link, the expansion…


Goal Management Security model

Goal Management in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is an incredibly powerful feature that allows you to set Goals or Targets for Sales/Service personnel and track & drive these targets to actual numbers. To learn more about the different ways in which you can use Goal Management in your day to day work refer to the…


How To: Configure Tracing for Microsoft Dynamics CRM List Component for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 List Component for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 allows SharePoint site collection administrators to configure tracing (enable/disable tracing, configure trace levels and view traces) using a graphical user interface. In this blog I will walk you through the steps to accomplish above and will also share some facts about Microsoft Dynamics…


Deploy Windows 7 security solutions with the new Security Compliance Manager

This new download on TechNet caught my eye the other day: The Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies. Take advantage of the…


Survey: Microsoft Forefront Server Protection for Dynamics CRM

Our friends on the Microsoft Forefront Server Protection team are conducting research to understand what applications you would like to protect, and how you would like them protected. One of the applications they are soliciting feedback on is Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Here is your chance to nominate the most important security aspects when using a…