CRM Portal Accelerators & Advanced Developer Extensions – Part 3

CRM SDK 4.0.12 that was released as part of the May 2010 Service Update includes some wonderful tools to simplify CRM development. One of the great benefits with this new SDK is the ability to switch your application from CRM on-premises to Online or partner-hosted with just one line of configuration file change and no…


CRM Portal Accelerators & Advanced Developer Extensions – Part 2

Let’s take a deeper look at the portal accelerator this time. The new portal accelerator release also includes the updated Event management, eService & partner relationship management (PRM) accelerators. Portal accelerator v2 has plenty of new features such as content management, in-place editing, Windows Live ID (WLID) integration, improved calendar and service scheduling engine, basic…


CRM Portal Accelerators & Advanced Developer Extensions – Part 1

Days before Convergence I had the opportunity to sit down with Reuben Krippner, a Senior Product Manager in the CRM product planning team about the exciting CRM Portal Accelerator release & SDK refresh that was released this morning. Accelerators are templates built by the CRM team to help you easily build CRM extensions thereby accelerating…


CRM Accelerators: Analytics

Reuben decided to take control of things on this channel9 video as we discuss about the Analytics accelerator. <Alert> We recorded this video really early in the development cycle for this accelerator. There are far more cool capabilities and reports in the final version of this accelerator than what we see in this video. </Alert>…


CRM Accelerators: eService (ASP.NET Portal)

Hands down, this is the accelerator that developers (at least I personally) would crave for. CRM Accelerators: eService (ASP.NET Portal) eService accelerator allows developers to easily create self-service customer portals built on top of ASP.NET. This accelerator utilizes an ASP.NET starter kit and several components of the ASP.NET framework including the membership provider for authentication….


CRM Accelerators: Event Management

We continue our channel9 CRM accelerator video series with this post is on Event Management accelerator. CRM Accelerators: Event Management The event management accelerator allows you to plan and manage events and logistics through Microsoft Dynamics CRM. This front end portal of this accelerator is actually built using an ASP.NET starter kit. Behind the scenes,…


CRM Accelerators: Notifications (RSS)

In this video, Reuben and I chat about the Notifications Accelerator. CRM Accelerators: Notifications (RSS) CRM notifications accelerator allows you to expose CRM business data by creating Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds. Users can subscribe to any saved views within CRM as a feed. This allows you to have a channel where you pull information…


CRM Accelerators: Enterprise Search

In this video, we take a look at the Enterprise Search Accelerator for CRM and see how SharePoint and CRM can complement each other in creating business solutions. The enterprise search accelerator allows Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) customers to view and search for Microsoft Dynamics CRM data directly from their SharePoint portals. Additionally,…


CRM Accelerators: An Introduction with Reuben Krippner

Few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview Reuben Krippner from the CRM team. Reuben has been working very hard for the last several months to release CRM Accelerators. In this short video, Reuben gives us an overview of the Accelerators program and we chat about how Accelerators will evolve in the future. CRM…