Need help managing your workflows?

Thanks to our friends at Engage and the Microsoft Public Sector team, there’s a cool collection of workflow utilities to help you tackle some of the more complex requirements your customers are likely to throw at you from time to time.  Thanks to Ben Vollmer for bringing this to my attention so I can bring…

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More news for CRM Partners

Many of you are familiar with DemoMate from Impresys, a great tools for capturing and presenting software demonstrations.  Microsoft has been working with Impresys to give partners a better tool to deliver comprehensive demonstrations of Dynamics CRM. For the CRM 2011 launch we will be providing “bite-sized” demos via DemoMate for different functional areas of…

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The new Beta is here!! The new Beta is here!!

For all of you who read this blog semi-regularly, I’m sure you rushed right over to the CRM 2011 Beta sign up site and have already been notified (or soon will be) that you can activate your very own instance of CRM Online – free!!  Enjoy – this is the game changer! “….Things are gonna…

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To VPC or not to VPC, that is the question

With apologies to the Bard, many of our partners have been using Virtual PC images to show CRM 4.0 to prospective customers – often with mixed success.  Trying to run a couple servers on a typical laptop is usually not a very good representation of how the product works in the real world.  In addition,…

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Looking for some new cool CRM add-ons?

Our friends at Prosoft just announced 4 new add-ons for Microsoft CRM.  Incredibly, one of them is even free.  Yes – FREE!  Apparently Frank and his developers love working with Dynamics CRM 4.0 so much they do this stuff for fun and then give some of it away.  How can you not like these guys?…

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Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

I know you have all been waiting (some more patiently than others!) for information on where to access the recorded training sessions and where to download the CRM Accelerators.  A central repository has been established on PartnerSource for the most current information on the CRM Accelerators. Here is the link on PartnerSource: Accelerators for Microsoft…

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It just keeps getting better and better...

I am more and more impressed with the tremendous amount of talent we have on the CRM Product Team.  I had the chance to meet with some of them over the past month or so and talk about where we are going with the product and what we need to help our partners compete effectively. …

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Creating a Dashboard using MOSS, Excel Web Services, Excel 2007 and Microsoft CRM

There is a new CRM Partner blog with some great data on it around Dashboards. Thanks to the team over at I.B.I.S. for publishing some of their consulting knowledge for the rest of us.  Enjoy this quick read. Creating a Dashboard using MOSS, Excel Web Services, Excel 2007 and Microsoft CRM | I.B.I.S. CRM Blog

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CRM Plug-in Registration Tool

So I spent most of the weekend working on my TechEd Session. The Plug-in registration tool included as part of the SDK killed me with the XML file and I not getting along. Shawn and Melissa for support called me about some survey partners with CRM and I managed to rope them into helping me. …

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