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  • Blog Post: Fav CRM Blog Posts this week

    Just thought I’d share some valuable and interesting posts I’ve read in the last few daze: PowerObjects- Bringing Focus to Dynamics CRM : Mass Editing Dynamics CRM 2011 Records using Microsoft Excel Business Situation I need to mass edit Dynamics CRM 2011 records and I need to make...
  • Blog Post: Bookcase: Silverlight and XRM

    Microsoft Regional Director & MVP David Yack has a new book out called Silverlight + XRM . It covers Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 as an application framework for building business applications. In it he teaches the reader how to use Microsoft Silverlight to extend and customize the CRM experience...
  • Blog Post: Free Excerpt ~ Working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

    Sonoma Partners have provided a chapter from their best selling book, Working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 on the MSDN site. The chapter we selected is Chapter 5: Solutions Overview and Concepts . You can download it or read it on the MSDN site. The book is written by Mike Snyder and Jim Steger who...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the MSDN/TechNet Profile Recognition System

    In April a new MSDN/TechNet recognition system was deployed across the entire Microsoft Technical Communities . This system incorporates points, achievements, leaderboards, statistics, areas of expertise, affiliations and badges/labels. I have gotten so many questions about the new program that I thought...
  • Blog Post: CRMUG: Introducing 10@10 of 10

    How much can you learn about Microsoft Dynamics CRM in 10 minutes? More than you'd think! Catch CRMUG's 10@10 of 10 series on Wednesdays this summer at 12:50pm (ET). Each week, a Microsoft MVP will spend about 10 minutes sharing one brilliant idea about how you can more effectively use Dynamics CRM....
  • Blog Post: MicrosoftFeed: Meet Leon Tribe – Dynamics CRM MVP from Australia

    MicrosoftFeed.com : My name is Leon Tribe and I am the Applications Practice Lead at Praxa , a subsidiary of CDC Global Services. I was born in the UK but moved to Australia and did high school here. Later I studied physics and eventually moved into IT. I initially worked as a server administrator and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics Most Influential People Top 100

    Wow, I made it into the DynamicsWorld.co.uk’s Microsoft Dynamics Most Influential People Top 100 . The Most Influential People in Microsoft Dynamics for 2011 is based on a number of criteria, and with more than 25000 unique voters and more than 500 000 votes in total the annual list is now firmly established...
  • Blog Post: Demoing Microsoft Dynamics CRM at CloudForce 2011

    My good friend and CRM MVP Leon Tribe (an Aussie don’t cha know) shares this snapshot with us: … with the comment: #salesforce were a little short handed on the booths so I thought I would help out #msdyncrm #cloudforce. When asked, “Did they kick you out?” Leon replies, “No, although if I had played...
  • Blog Post: MVP David Yack talks about CRM and the Windows Phone 7

    During a recent Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 training event John O’Donnell   sat down with CRM MVP and trainer David Yack to get his thoughts on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 , Windows Phone 7 and more. He captured that conversation on Channel 9 . David and his team have also written a number of books...
  • Blog Post: Check out the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Wiki

    Have you checked out the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Wiki yet? It is a collaborative project sponsored by the CRM MVPs . Here is their charter statement: Welcome to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM TechNet Wiki. The purpose of the wiki is to provide a comprehensive guide for IT professionals to learn about then...
  • Blog Post: CRM MVPs visit Redmond

    As part of the Microsoft MVP Global Summit this year we took the time to sit down with some Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVPs and create this video. We seek to recognize the best and brightest from technology communities around the world with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award . So I wanted...
  • Blog Post: GeekGive: Northwest Harvest at MVP Summit 2011

  • Blog Post: Announcing MVPNation 2011 in Seattle

    MVPNation is a new community event (March 3-4, 2011, Seattle) that connects three important communities in one place at one time. These communities are: 1. Microsoft MVPs . This technical community constituency will already be in Seattle for the annual Microsoft MVP Summit from February 28 to March 2...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Cloud Acceleration Lab

    During last week, Microsoft hosted xRM Cloud Acceleration Lab in Redmond, WA. There were 14 on-site advisors to help 16 partners develop their industry solutions using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online, Microsoft Windows Azure , and Microsoft Office 365 . 9 CRM MVPs joined us as part of our on-site...
  • Blog Post: Last Chance ~ CRMUG Summit 2010

    In just a couple weeks, a number of CRM MVPs will be traveling to Orlando for the annual CRMUG Summit .  Summit is the largest, independent gathering of Dynamics CRM users this year, and will be happening 10/26-10/28, with optional pre- and post-conference training classes.  It takes a terrific...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Expert Chat: SharePoint MVPs

    Wednesday July 21 st @9am PDT or Noon EST   the SharePoint MVPs are holding an Expert Chat which is available to the public in the MSDN Chat Room. For those who are not familiar with the MVPs these are the guys who write the SharePoint books, present at Tech-Ed and Tech Ready….familiar names in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft MVP play huge role in Tech-Ed 2010

    From the Official Microsoft Blog : During Tech●Ed , some 250 (Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals) MVP s from 20 countries played a huge role. Nearly half – yes, nearly half – of those MVPs served as presenters and leaders during the conference.  MVPs led informative technical tracks and hands...
  • Blog Post: CRM MVP Curtis Plays the Blues

    At the Microsoft MVP Global Summit this year, someone caught Curtis Spanburgh doin’ his thang. I wish we’d caught him on video when he sat in with the combo for a couple of songs at the CRM Team Dinner event.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVPs arrive at MVP Summit

    From the Microsoft MVP Award Program blog we hear: “1300 of the world's top leaders from the technical community will spend four days at the Microsoft Corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington this week for the 2010 Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) Global Summit. Microsoft’s MVP Award Program is...
  • Blog Post: David Yack: Silverlight Jumpstart

    Our CRM Regional Director (okay that’s only a small part of his job) David Yack has released another book called Silverlight Jumpstart . Dave sez, “This book is designed to get .NET Business Application Developers up to speed quickly. Silverlight Silverlight Silverlight. It’s everywhere! Now, it’s your...
  • Blog Post: More PDC ‘09 Highlight Videos

    Three must see sessions were video’d for those who were not able to attend. The three xRM sessions included: Managing the Solution Lifecycle for xRM Applications (Nirav Shah) Developing xRM Solutions Using Windows Azure (Andrew Bybee) Build a .NET Business Application in 60 Minutes with xRM and SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: An Introduction to XRM for a .Net Developer

    A friend of mine and CRM MVP Shan McArthur from ADXSTUDIO, Inc. wrote this very smart piece that I’d recommend to any developer considering creating a Microsoft Dynamics custom solution. “Most developers are familiar with various Microsoft technologies including the .NET Framework, Microsoft SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Overview

    I found this on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog and thought I’d highlight it. There are many people who ask me about the program and this is a great overview. “There are, of course, exact definitions of what the MVP Award Program is, you can find them on the official Microsoft MVP Website . In a...
  • Blog Post: David Yack: Silverlight 3 Jumpstart Book Released

    Our Regional Director and .NET MVP David Yack has written another book. He sez: I’m pleased to announce that our latest book Silverlight 3 Jumpstart has been released and now available for purchase.  Silverlight 3 Jumpstart is perfect for .NET Developers that want to get started learning about Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: One of our CRM MVPs on the Daily Show

    It’s CRM MVP Julie Yack on the Daily Show . As she sez on Facebook, she is very happy that her footage wasn’t used as an example of one of many wackos out there.  ;o) See the CNN clip here: This is a interesting question posed to the president from view point of a successful small business owner...
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