New Connector for Microsoft Dynamics release available

The Connector for Microsoft Dynamics Team is pleased to announce the latest release of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics! This release ensures that your Microsoft Dynamics ERP deployment will have the choice to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 on-premises or Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 in any deployment. This release also resolves some of the key issues that you might…

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Searching for a given record within the Connector’s Log

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you needed to find a particular record in the exception log so that you could stop or restart that record’s retries, but found it extremely difficult to search for that record?  Here is one mechanism that will help with your searching efforts: Enable the “Key” column…

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Electronics distributor grows revenue by 25% without hiring staff, cuts costs, accelerates inventory turns

headON Communication, a leading Austrian distributor of headsets and communications equipment, implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV as the company’s ERP system and integrated it with Microsoft Dynamics CRM by means of the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics. The technology implementation produced compelling results: “With the support from Microsoft Dynamics NAV, weare growing revenue by up to 25…

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I’ve customized my Dynamics system. Can I still use Connector?

We’ve heard from a few customers that they have questions on how Connector works when they’ve made customizations to Dynamics, either to Dynamics CRM or to their Dynamics ERP. Connector is still a great choice for you to use to synchronize data between your Dynamics ERP and Dynamics CRM, even if you’ve customized one or…

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Learn more about Connector at Directions 2011 for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV community

NAV Directions 2011, a conference designed to bring together the community of Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers and partners, kicks off next week. Tim Estenson, a member of the Microsoft Connector development team will be on hand to share his knowledge about Connector at a session at the conference. Tim’s session is called “Implementing the new NAV…

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Setting up duplicate detection when integrating data between Dynamics CRM and Dynamics ERP

We’ve seen a few questions come in on the topic of duplicate checking, so wanted to make sure all of you had the info on how this feature is supported with Connector for Microsoft Dynamics. Before you integrate your Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you may have duplicate records between the two applications….

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Implementing your changes made with Connector SDK (5th in SDK series)

This is the final post in a 5-part series covering the basics of the SDK for Connector. Installing Connector When you get your custom implementation or extensions to build in Visual Studio and you want to test their functionality in Connector, there are some steps involved in preparing your Adapter for use with Connector. This…

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ObjectProvider configuration files in Connector SDK (4th in the SDK series)

This is the 4th in a 5-part series covering the basics of the SDK for Connector. The ObjectProvider Configuration Files This post is all about the configuration files that accompany each ObjectProvider file used by Connector. In this post we will look into the configuration files used by the SampleCustomer and SampleUofMSchedule ObjectProviders, and then…

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Connector for Microsoft Dynamics Feature Pack 6 released

The Connector for Microsoft Dynamics Team is pleased to announce the release of Feature Pack 6 of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics! This release ensures that your Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 deployment will have the choice to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 or Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 in either an online or on-premise deployment. This…

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ObjectProvider components of Connector SDK (3rd in the SDK series)

This is the 3rd in a 5-part series covering the basics of the SDK for Connector. The ObjectProviders Another critical piece of Connector is the ObjectProviders. The ObjectProviders allow Connector to update, delete, and create objects of a specific type in the systems being connected. For example, the SampleAdapter comes with a SampleCustomerObjectProvider that defines…

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