Watch this space… New VPC is almost here…

More details will be published a little later today, but we "shipped" the Microsoft CRM 3.0 Demo VPC yesterday. This one has a BUNCH of really cool things configured on it and some AWESOME demo data. (Still Adventure Works Cycle, but much better data.)


There was a great team working on this and I think all of you will LOVE the new image.  Some of the stuff that has been on Michael Rich, Arash Ghanaie-Sichanie, John Straumann, Bill Patterson and many more people. Jan Jamrich did a killer job keeping us all focused on actually shipping the thing. J


Some of the things it will have include: (Many more details will come along later about these.)

1.   Dashboards – LOTS of Dashboards

2.   CRM Form Customizations

3.   Lead Registration form

4.   Customer Self Service Portal

5.   Word Bi Directional Proposal

6.   Data Drill Down Viewer

7.   The list is as long as your arm… I promise..


So keep your eyes peeled to this site: It should have a date of May 17th or 18th, 2006, not the December 2005 date… J


There will be a partner live meeting on the new VPC on June 8th. You can register here.


Special thanks also to our partners who beta tested this and provided feedback. If you have feedback for it, you can leave it at: and the VPC team will review the feedback. (Not for support, feedback only... πŸ™‚ )

Comments (16)
  1. jjbrisbane says:

    when is it going to be released?

  2. Dave Kerrigan says:

    Will the partner live meeting be made available to partners in the UK?  It web site only allow registration for US and Canada.

  3. Ben Vollmer says:


    I am not sure. That site was setup and maintained by the US, but i don’t think they will stop you from registering….



  4. Shai says:

    When the new VPC will be available , is this a refresh problem ?

  5. Dyfed says:

    looking forward to it….

  6. Dave says:

    VPC URL seems to be dead.  Anyone else see that?

  7. Dave Kerrigan says:

    Thanks for the response Ben, I pretended I live in Boston and was able to register, hopefully nobody will check πŸ˜‰

  8. MattNC says:

    And we’re waiting…

    And we’re waiting…

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this new VPC. Does the link being dead mean that they’ve taken down the old VPC and will soon be replacing it with the new one???

  9. Ben Vollmer says:


    Yeah me too… I am like a kid with a new Toy… πŸ™‚ (Jan just gave us an internal download for the final build and I am in love…) πŸ™‚

  10. jjbrisbane says:

    ok i vote no more "almost here posts" πŸ™‚

  11. Mike says:

    and when might the rest of us get access to this?  Its not nice tease us and then make us wait a week.

  12. jjbrisbane says:

    YES it is now working:-)


  13. VPC is finally really posted… πŸ™‚ (More info is here.) Remember to attend the Live Meeting on June…

  14. Claude Verschueren says:


    I have a problem with Outlook synchronisation on the new vpc demo.

    I started a remote Desktop with Gail as user. Starts Outlook. When I try to synchronise for  tasks, contacts, appointments, I have the following error : "The user ID associated with the current record is not valid". Do you have any idea how to correct ?

    The purpose is to show what I want to demo depending of the attendees by changing the role of Gail. Also I can play with the roles to show new entities or not. I can have as most of possible in one vpc.

    My e-mail address is I will be on the WWC in Boston.

    Best Regards

  15. Ben Vollmer says:


    What happens if you log in as Gail as opposed to TS’ing in? Does it work?



  16. Claude verschueren says:


    I have logged off from administrator and looged in as Gail. There is still the same error when synchronizing.

    Best Regards

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