What does a custom CRM solution look like?

cross post from here There are many examples that I will be blogging about.  Here is one that uses both Dynamics CRM 2011 Online and Windows Azure or Dynamics CRM 2011 and Windows Server on-prem. http://311center.codeplex.com/ Microsoft 311 Accelerator for Dynamics CRM 2011 Microsoft 311 Service Center accelerator is an integrated citizen services framework that…

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Windows Azure Special offer for MSDN Subscribers

If you’re an existing Visual Studio Professional, Premium or Ultimate with MSDN subscriber, you get up to $3,500 in annual Windows Azure platform benefits at no extra charge. These benefits let you try out Windows Azure for an extended period of time at no cost. You can activate Windows Azure here. The Visual Studio 2010…

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My CRM Dev VM

cross post from here I’ve had a number of conversations with customers recently about what I recommend they install on their CRM dev environement.  In general, I always recommend that individuals do work in an isolated environment to shield themselves from conflicting with work from other devs.  For CRM, this usually means running a single…

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My “crash course” in Dynamics CRM 2011 Development

cross post from here Here’s my recommended training plan to become a Dynamics CRM 2011 developer (it’s what I used).  The foundational technologies you will need to understand are: Visual Studio 2010 .NET Framework 4.0 SOAP based Web Services OData (aka WCF Data Services) Windows Workflow Foundation Silverlight (optional) HTML JavaScript XML (many customizations requiring…

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I’m baaaack!

It’s approaching almost 2 years since I stopped blogging at a regular cadence.  I blogged a little bit here and there over on my blog, but definitely not at the pace I blogged when I was a Developer Evangelist for the team that owns this blog.  I’m in a new role at Microsoft focusing on…

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Windows Phone InfoKit for Public Sector Developers–Click links to download

You can download the PowerPoint version here  Joel Reyes put together this infokit to help developers interested in building Windows Phone apps quickly get up to speed – it can also serve as a reference to developers already building apps. This is a collection of Tools, Training, Resources and Open Data references that should nicely augment the…

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Top 100 Utilities & Addins for Visual Studio 2010 & TFS 2010

Since the release of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, many tools & utilities have been released by the Open Source Community, Partners and Microsoft. The best place to discover these is via the Visual Studio Extensions Gallery, but others like CodePlex and the MSDN site also will serve you well. In the hope…

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Microsoft TechCast: Building Solutions on the Windows Azure platform for Public Sector – October 27, 2011

Please join us from 2-3pm Eastern Time for the Microsoft TechCast on October 27, 2011: Building Solutions on the Windows Azure platform for Public Sector REGISTER TODAY! Abstract What do you need to know about the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud computing platform as you get ready to build the next generation of business solutions? We…

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New SharePoint for Developers Training Announced!

Announcing the immediate release of three SharePoint courses to the InnerWorkings Learning Platform, covering the following topics: Beginning SharePoint Development SharePoint Data View Web Part Basics SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow Additional SharePoint courses are in development and Innerworkings plans to release them on a quarterly basis. All courses include video-based instruction from USPJA experts, hand-picked e-books, and…

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Complimentary Two-Day ALM EXPO Virtual Conference

Complimentary Two-Day ALM EXPO Virtual Conference Join us Wednesday and Thursday November 9 – 10, 2011 as ALM EXPO streams live from the Better Software Conference in Orlando, FL!  Watch live keynote sessions and industry technical presentations, interact with other attendees, and join in lively discussions from the comfort of your desktop. Attendance is complimentary,…

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