I am getting asked by ISVs (not part of early adopter programs) on how to ramp up on upcoming CRM 4.0 Platform. Here are the resources to consider.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Partner Readiness Tour
Get ready to grow your business! The new version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM is coming soon! To help you prepare for this exciting advancement in the market, Microsoft is hosting full-day, partner events in many major US cities. Take this opportunity to learn about the enhanced functionality now and be ready to help your customers take advantage of this innovative customer relationship management CRM solution.
With sessions for both technical and business roles, this event is designed to accelerate your Dynamics CRM business by building competency with process, technical, sales, and marketing expertise:
- Technical sessions - Whether you are an implementer or developer, the technical track is right for you. Learn how to implement, configure and customize the new capabilities of the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 release, including multi-tenancy, multi-lingual, Windows Workflow Foundation and more
- Business sessions – Join us for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 marketing, sales and technical sales training. Topics include ‘What’s New in 4.0’, ‘How to Demo 4.0’, ‘4.0 Messaging and Value Proposition’, ‘Selling 4.0’and more.
See here for more details.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: Virtual PC Image (CTP3 Beta Release)
This is a preview of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 leveraging beta code in a Virtual PC (VPC) image. This demo is designed as a one computer setup with Microsoft CRM 4.0 server and Microsoft CRM 4.0 client for Outlook. This demonstration also contains Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.
For details see here the recent blog post from my colleague John O’Donnell.
Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist