I just got back from Seattle, after spending a full week at TechReady7. TechReady is an internal technical conference, where 5,000+ Microsoft field folk from around the world (pre-sales, consultants, support) get to catch up with product teams during 1,200+ breakout sessions.
Whilst there, I spent quite a bit of time with the CRM product team discussing the next release of CRM (sorry no codename this time), which is currently in the early stages of development. Andrew Bybee (Principal Program Manager, and one of the longest serving members of the CRM leadership team) mentioned that he is coming to the UK for a few days in late September, and asked me if I could arrange for him to meet some customers and partners while he is here.
He is particularly interested in understanding how people are using tools such as Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and other build tools/scripts on complex projects. So if you are working on a project where you have multiple build environments (dev, unit test, integration, smoke test, pre-production etc), with multiple developers & testers working simultaneously in those environments, then drop me a line via my contact form and I'll schedule you in for a couple of hours with Andrew. Who knows, he might even give you some insight into CRM5.
By way of introduction, Andrew is responsible for all aspects of the CRM platform including:
- Core runtime
- Event pipeline
- Async engine
- SDK / Web services
- Email services
- Customisation tools
- Data model
- Configuration DB
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