Positioning xRM And SharePoint

Something About You… For many years, there has been some confusion around where Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint should be positioned. Since we started talking about xRM (or extended CRM), this confusion has increased. Well, this morning a new whitepaper dropped into my inbox entitled “xRM Framework and Microsoft SharePoint” which aims to clear…

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SharePoint 2010 Training Available

Don’t Wake The Lion… As a follow-up to my previous post regarding SharePoint 2010, I just saw that we published more than 20 modules of free-to-access webcasts regarding SharePoint & Office development here: Office 2010 Workshop SharePoint 2010 Developer Enjoy. This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights. Laughing Boy…

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SharePoint 2010 Information Now Public

Sláinte Mhath… We took the NDA off SharePoint Server 2010 at the SharePoint Conference 2009 this week. There are some great new capabilities, but my personal favourites are: SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint – Formerly codenamed “Gemini”, this is a powerful new in memory database technology that lets Excel users navigate massive amounts…

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Creating SharePoint Sites With CRM Workflow

Can I Play With Madness… Now that I have a custom site definition that incorporates a minimal master page my next task was to automate the site creation process. I decided to build a custom workflow activity rather than a plug-in as this give me a high degree of flexibility in choosing how and when…

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Minimal SharePoint Site Definition For Use With CRM

Go With The Flow…  Following on from my previous post where I described how to define a minimal master page for Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), I thought it would be very useful to create a site definition with this master page already applied. There’s are several articles which show how to build your own site…

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SharePoint 3.0 Document Libraries & CRM

Flood… Firstly let me appologise for not posting regularly these last few months. Work has been expremely busy since Christmas, as has family life with my two boys running me ragged. However, to make up for this, I thought I’d share some of the bits and pieces I have been working on. One requirement that crops…

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