CRM Online & Windows Azure Series

I’ve been working with a few CRM Online customers on some advanced scenarios which require using Windows Azure as part of their overall solution.  As a result, I will be publishing series of blog posts and samples which walk you through the following: Configuring Single Sign On (SSO) Improving the SSO experience Calling CRM from…

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CRM Online & Windows Azure: Configuring Single Sign On (SSO)

NOTE: While these instructions may work, they are fairly old.  If you are using Visual Studio 2013, there’s a much quicker way to accomplish the same end goal.  See: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azure-identity-application-to-authenticate/ In this video, I walk you through how to configure Single Sign On (SSO) across CRM Online and Windows Azure using Visual Studio 2010.  My…

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CRM Online & Windows Azure: Improving the SSO experience

This is supposed to be one of a series of CRM Online & Windows Azure posts for which I have been building some samples.  While I really wanted to make this the second or third post, someone needed the explanation sooner, so this will be somewhat of a tease to the overall series. Scenario: I’ve…

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Resizing an Azure VM vhd file

UPDATE (09SEP2013): There’s a faster way.  See: https://github.com/maartenba/WindowsAzureDiskResizer I got into a bit of a predicament where the C drive of the VM I created here started to fill up.  I needed to install some software that only gave me the option to install to the C drive.  The installer was telling me there wasn’t…

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Building a CRM 2011 dev box using a Windows Azure Virtual Machine

UPDATE: The instructions were a bit out of order.  Thanks for @DynamicsCRM_EDU for the heads up!  I fixed it.  Please let me know if you find anything else that needs clarification.  I write these things late in the night most of the time. I am a big fan of the One Organization per Developer approach…

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Design for Online

UPDATE (30MAY2013): Have a look at this post for some tangible examples of Windows Azure with CRM to address some of these scenarios. DISCLAIMER: This post is not official guidance from Microsoft.  It’s the thoughts and opinion of one guy who has been spending a fair amount of time talking to customers and partners about…

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I made it on the MSDN Cloud home page :)

I recently recorded an overview video called Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure to replace the current one on the Cloud section of MSDN.  I just heard news that the video is live.  I am pretty excited because this is THE VIDEO you see when you go to http://msdn.com, then click the Cloud section. There’s…

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Ten Must-Have Tools for Windows Azure

If you are doing any work with Windows Azure or even thinking about it then you’ll want to check out the presentation Brian Prince (@brianhprince) gave at TechEd.  Definitely a MUST SEE.  I learned about a few tools I did not know about. http://bit.ly/l6XEBv

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Help make Microsoft developer technologies better!

Ron Jacobs just blogged about how .NET developers can provide feature feedback and vote on WCF/WF features. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rjacobs/archive/2011/04/14/how-you-can-make-wf-wcf-better.aspx Many Microsoft product teams are doing this nowadays. It still surprises me how many .NET developers don’t realize these feature voting sites exist. In addition to WF/WCF, I am aware of these: http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-app-platform https://windowsphone7community.uservoice.com/forums/84435-feature-feedback http://data.uservoice.com/forums/72027-wcf-data-services-feature-suggestions http://data.uservoice.com/forums/72025-ado-net-entity-framework-ef-feature-suggestions http://dotnet.uservoice.com/forums/40583-wpf-feature-suggestions…

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San Francisco, Open 311, Silverlight and Windows Azure

“City of San Francisco, CA has launched their Open 311 solution called HeyGov! for San Francisco .  HeyGov! is a SaaS (Software as a Service) offering from Microsoft Partner, ISC, that provides a new and engaging way for citizens and governments communicate more effectively in the Web 2.0 era.   The service requests are captured from…

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