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…

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Whitepaper on Comparing xRM Application Framework and Force.com

In concert with the CRM 2011 Launch last week, we released a whitepaper titled “Comparing xRM Application Framework and Force.com” targeted at developers & ISVs. While the two technologies have many technical similarities, they also have important differences. This paper illustrates why xRM (the framework that underpins CRM) is clearly the superior choice for independent…

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xRM ISV Case Study: CSSI

The solution that CSSI built on xRM is a great evidence on how developers can rapidly innovate and at the same time minimize risk by building on a proven platform. CSSI specializes in creating software to help companies with an insurance business model streamline and automate core business processes. Capitalizing on the built-in components and…

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xRM ISV Case Study: Spenta

The case study that I’ll be showcasing today is a unique one because Spenta Consulting not only built a nice solution for the much needed public sector industry but also released most of the IP as an open source project you can download at http://csp.codeplex.com/. Their solution not just showcases the capabilities of xRM but…

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xRM ISV Case Study: Peak 15 Systems

Like climbers summiting a wind-swept mountain on little oxygen, tour operators often face harsh business conditions and work long hours. PEAK 15 Systems, named after the geographical survey name for Mount Everest, aims to guide tour operators to business success by reducing labor costs and increasing profitability. The PEAK 15 Tour Operator Software Suite helps…

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xRM ISV Case Study: Client Profiles

This week I’ll be showcasing some of the Independent software Vendors (ISVs) that have built industry vertical applications using xRM. Today we’ll take a look at Client Profiles’ legal practice management software. Powerful Application Framework Saves Legal Software Maker $2 Million Check out more about their solution on the case study page here: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/ Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005413…

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xRM Acceleration Lab from 12/14/09 – 12/18/09 in Chicago

<Cross-posting from Sanjay Jain’s blog entry> We are ready to host our 1st xRM Acceleration Lab from 14th Dec’09 to 18th Dec’09 at Microsoft Technology Center, Chicago, IL. This is an exclusive event tailored for leading industry ISVs. We would cover Executive Briefing (EB), Architecture Design Sessions (ADS), and Proof of Concept (POC) with the…

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PDC – Phone Company CRM & Azure Demo

Here is the full video of the “Phone Company” demo that shows the integration of Dynamics CRM “5”, AppFabric Service Bus and Windows Azure.   View & comment on Channel9 Note: Updated video (audio issue fixed) posted as a Channel9 screencast. To download this video, right click and download here. For better viewing experience, view…

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3 xRM sessions at PDC09

Just found out that Barry Givens and Nikhil Hasija are doing another xRM session at PDC09. So that brings the total tally of xRM sessions to three! It might sound very low but this year PDC is only 3 days and almost the entire mornings on Day1 and Day2 will be spent in keynotes. Considering…

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Dynamics CRM at PDC09

On November 17 the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) kicks off in Los Angeles and xRM & Microsoft Dynamics CRM will be there to make sure you have a good show. For those who don’t know what PDC is, it is the definitive Microsoft conference that showcases and gives you a roadmap of what’s coming out…

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