CRM 2011 Release Candidate Available

Walk The Dinosaur… I just spotted that the on-premises RC (Release Candidate) has just been posted on the Microsoft Downloads web site. I shall be upgrading my Beta demo system as soon as I can. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server Release Candidate 05.00.9688.34 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3f82c6f-c123-4e80-b9b2-ee422a16b91d Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook 05.00.9688.32 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=22dc423a-7194-491e-a169-6ace16bfdd36 Microsoft…

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UK CRM Blog is 5 Today

I’m Still Standing… I can’t believe it, but 5 years after I arrived on the blogsphere with my first post, announcing the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, I’m still here. Back then, I didn’t expect to be working in the world of business solutions for another five years, but looking back, I can honestly say that…

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CRM 2011 Dependent Option Set Example

Bu2b… With the introduction of  Option Sets in CRM 2011 (formerly known as picklists), it is now possible to create common drop-down lists across multiple entities and forms. On a recent project I had a specific requirement to build a solution that used two related option sets. If I selected a particular country from the…

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Off Topic: Zune On Windows Server 2008 R2

Soul Vaccination… I try not to post off-topic stuff too often, but this is kind of related to my CRM demo laptop configuration so there is a link. As I mentioned in my earlier post I have made the move from Windows 7 to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V for my CRM 2011 demo…

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60,000 User, Real World, CRM Deployment

Alien Water Kiss… “United States Air Force European Command (USAFE) uses Task Management Tracker to align directorate; tool expands to over 60,000 users across 23 government organizations”. All I can say is “blimey, that’s a lot of users”. For more information, you can read the full press article here This posting is provided “AS IS”…

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Best Buy-Side CRM Award

The Whisper… I just received a press release from Digiterre, one of our UK CRM partners, announcing they had won the best CRM provider in Buy-Side Technology magazine’s prestigious awards for leading technology providers in the investment management sector. Built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (and soon to be upgraded to CRM 2011), dCRM is…

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CRM 2011 Technical Training Online

Screaming In Digital… For those of you lucky enough to have access to the Microsoft Partner Network portal, you can now access 10 new technical training courses, totalling more than 15 hours of recorded video. This training is recommended for anyone who plans to implement, use, maintain, consult, or support features associated with Microsoft Dynamics…

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Downloading CRM 2011 Updates

Chemical Youth (We Are Rebellion)… A few weeks ago I mentioned that we were using Windows Update to deliver CRM 2011 updates. I just found out that the database that delivers all Windows Updates is available to access directly here – http://catalog.update.microsoft.com. If you want to download the CRM 2011 Beta updates and apply them…

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The Future of Silverlight & CRM

Walk In The Shadows… Over the last couple of weeks, many of you have asked about the the future of Silverlight as a development tool for CRM 2011. This followed an interview given by Bob Muglia (President of the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft) at the PDC 2010 conference, in which he stated that…

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CRM 2011 Videos On Channel 9 (Part 4)

Your Time Has Come… Here are the next couple of CRM 2011 videos from the product engineering team in Redmond. CRM 2011 Developer Overview with Andrew Bybee: CRM 2011 User Experience with Rich Dickinson: You can find links to the previously released videos here: CRM 2011 Videos On Channel 9 CRM 2011 Videos On Channel…

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