Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit

I’m very excited to announce the availability of Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit. It’s a great collection of materials that allows .NET developers to learn the development features of Dynamics CRM and helps them build applications using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM Online. Download the training kit here: Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training…


All New SharePoint Sideshow on Channel 9

  Donovan Follette and Paul Stubbs, two of my favorite colleagues in DPE have launched a new show on Channel9 called the SharePoint Sideshow talking about Office and SharePoint development. Pilot episode (the very first episode) was broadcast on inter-tubes last week and is already a hit with developers! Be sure to check it out…


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…


Dynamics Duo: Wide World Importers Demo

Ben and I took some time to chat about this really neat demo that shows how you can combine the Microsoft Web Platform with Dynamics CRM to quickly build and deploy self-service solutions.  This is a 5-part “Dynamics Duo” video series and you can view the full set of videos below and also be sure…


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…