Developer Ramp up Kit for Dynamics CRM 4.0


Many of our ISV partners might be familiar with the DPE Metro (formerly Ascend) early adopter training content that we used to ramp-up the partners on CRM 4.0 platform(code named "Titan"). We’re now happy to announce that the materials are now updated and being released to the entire development community as Developer Ramp up Kit for Dynamics CRM 4.0. Any .NET based developer can use this kit to easily ramp up on the CRM platform and start building line of business applications well within a week’s time.

The kit is available at the MSDN development center here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720132.aspx

The kit includes

  1. Presentation slides and videos: Twelve modules covering the different extensible aspects of the platform.
  2. Hands on Labs: To assist in hands-on learning of each module. Lab manuals along with completed source code are included. Note that we have three different packages, one for each deployment model namely on-premise, partner hosted and CRM Online.
  3. VPC environment: For practicing the on-premise labs.

No prior Knowledge of Microsoft CRM is required. Familiarity with the .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual C#, Jscript, Microsoft SQL Server and general web development is recommended.

The content has come a long way since its inception and has been refined and well tested in the field. Going back to 2006 with CTP2 build of Titan, revised completely for CTP3, the materials were delivered in-person to several of our ISV developers world-wide. Earlier this year, it was forked off and we created materials for the Software+Services scenarios focusing on CRM Online and Partner Hosted CRM.

We’ve listened to your feedback and the ramp up kit now unifies all of this into one single package that we hope will be a useful resource for our developer community. Many thanks to all those involved that helped in shaping up the content and releasing it. You know who you’re!

Please let me know via comments or email if you have any questions or need any further information.

Comments (14)

  1. ASPInsiders says:

    You can now download an updated version of the CRM 4.0 training kit from MSDN ( here ).   This

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  4. Shai says:

    The labs documentation is missing.

  5. Girish Raja says:

    Shai,

    I just realized that myself. Sorry for the trouble. If you’re looking for the on-premise lab documentation, you can find that in the VPC. Once you setup the training VPC, please navigate to “C:Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 – Labs” and you’ll find the lab manuals there. Thanks for pointing it out. I’ll make sure the MSDN dev. center gets updated as well.

    -Girish Raja.

  6. Girish Raja says:

    We have now updated the downloads to include the lab manuals. Thanks.

  7. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Developer Ramp Up Kit is based on lessons learned during eighteen months

  8. A CRM Riff says:

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  9. Many of our ISV partners might be familiar with the DPE Metro (formerly Ascend) early adopter training

  10. Many of our ISV partners might be familiar with the DPE Metro (formerly Ascend) early adopter training

  11. We've just released a new "Developer Ramp up Kit" for developers who want to get up to

  12. Andy's World says:

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