Is WIF required for CRM 2011?

The customer asked me today if WIF is really required for CRM 2011 On-Premise deployment without using Claims-based authentication. Hmm… It’s a good question, I know it’s required for CRM 2011 but I don’t really know the reason behind why WIF is required for a pure AD on-premise deployment. So I did some research and pinged…

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Claims-based Authentication White Paper

The product team released the Claims-based Authentication white paper today.  It’s available to download on the Microsoft Download Center.  In this paper, it covers the following topics: Authentication Models for internal and external access Planning for Claims-based Authentication How to Implement Claims-based Authentication etc… Go download the Claims-based Authentication White Paper and start reading!