How to have CRM Live post data to you ?

I’m a little embarrassed that it’s taken me a while to ‘see’ this but it’s really very simple solution to what has seemed to be a frowner to CRM Live. One of the differences between Microsoft Dynamics CRM hosted by Microsoft and Microsoft Dynamics CRM On-premise is that you can’t use plug-ins in the Live…

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References to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Live

For those who received/purchased the "Working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0" book, there are several great references specific to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Live. Page 13 (Chapter 1) – Nice overview of the differences between the Microsoft CRM deployment options (On-Premise, Partner Hosted and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Live) Page 575 (Chapter 10) – Nice overview of…

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Primer on CRM Web Services Part 2 – Dynamic Entities

When using the CRM Web Services, there are times when you need to work with custom entities that aren’t described in the current WSDL that you have. The DynamicEntity lets you program against types that you don’t have the full description in the WSDL. This can be very helpful when you don’t have access to…

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Logging Windows Live ID support requests

It has come to our attention that in a few instances users have had problems creating a Windows Live ID.  This is an issue for us as it is the means of authentications for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Live.  If you experience problems signing up for a Windows Live ID, please access support via this online…

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First steps to getting started with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Live

There’s a very nice article for those who are brand new to CRM Live.  This walks you through the basic set up steps of a new CRM Live org.  The article covers topics like: Selecting a System Administrator Setting a base currency Inviting new users Windows Live IDs Kudos to the author, Crystal Smithwick, a…


Convergence 2008 is in the books.

Getting the booth ready. Our annual customer/partner conference was last week in Orlando FL. We had a great time and meet with lots of customers and partners. Our team managed the CRM Live stations at the Expo Hall and we had a couple sessions. Eric Boocock presented on Implementing Dynamics CRM Live in 60 Minutes…

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Primer on CRM Web Services Part 1 – the Basics

What is a web service ? A web service is a programming interface exposed by an application. It follows industry standards that allow it to be consumed ( used ) by any software technology that understands the web service standards defined by W3C. CRM Live exposes two web services: CrmService & CrmMetadataService CrmService is used…

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CRM Live Team Blog available from Resource Center

The team responsible for managing the Dynamics CRM Resource Center has been kind enough to add a link to the CRM Live team blog. The Resource Center also provides access to the following CRM Live content: Quick Tips Support information and channels Training and Events Downloads Product Suggestions This is a great new addition to…

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Extensibility Features Live vs. On-Premise in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Great article by the SDK team on the difference between extensibility features between CRM Live, On-Premise, and Partner Hosted. The big difference is that you can not install code to the CRM Live Servers. This is a good read to understand the technical difference in the deployment modes and should help to point to when…

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