Every once in a while I come across some interesting reads that is kind of off the beaten path. I found these recent reads worth the time and effort for serious implementers who want their CRM solution to be record setting, efficient, and long lasting.
I considered writing a post about each of these selections separately but finally opted just to put it out there as one blast. Some of my best reads come from recommendations of my various blog posses, so I wanted to return the favor in kind.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Performance and Scalability White Papers – Microsoft, together with Unisys Corporation, completed benchmark testing of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 running on Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 operating system and Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 database software. Benchmark results demonstrate that Microsoft Dynamics CRM can scale to meet the needs of an enterprise.
Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 on a computer that is running Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 – Hardware virtualization technologies are somewhat new to PC-based datacenters. Hardware virtualization technologies can provide significant advantages over traditional hardware-based implementations. However, software that is running in a virtualized hardware environment is affected by intrinsic limitations, especially limitations around performance.
Optimizing and Maintaining Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 – This white paper provides techniques, considerations, and best practices for optimizing and maintaining the performance of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 implementations. Structured to support a tier-based optimization methodology, the paper includes a section dedicated to optimizing and maintaining each of the Client, Application, and Data tiers. For each tier, the paper addresses the relevant components of the broader implementation. This white paper also includes links to additional information and resources, such as performance enhancements, security updates, Knowledge Base articles, and related Microsoft Dynamics CRM documentation.
In the area of hardware virtualization technologies these reads are recommended:
- Top Ten Virtualization Myths
- Virtualization – Evolution Not Revolution
- Virtualization – The Architectural Foundation for Dynamic IT