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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Books

    Well if I have the believe Steve Jobs, nobody is reading anymore and I should not type this post! I'm disagreeing with the "almighty" Steve, though, as I believe that many people actually started reading more due to Internet and inventions such as RSS and email. I'm sure you've seen many blogs talking...
  • Blog Post: Available: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Sample Data

    As of two days ago, you now can download Sample Data for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 . You can use sample data in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Sample Database in marketing and sales presentations or for training people to use Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. The sample database includes a set of comma-separated...
  • Blog Post: Available: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Language Packs

    As you might have noticed, we have released localized versions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 in English , German and Spanish . When are the language packs available? This was a great question asked in the comments by Jeffrey from CWR Mobility . Well as of today, we are releasing the English, German and...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Multi-Currency

    You hear everybody and their brother talk about all of our new features and often they do sound complex and you wished they had a video or something around that particular feature. I believe Multi-Currency is one of those enhancements... A screen-cast was posted today on Channel9 by Sanjay Jain a...
  • Blog Post: CRM 4.0 Workflow with Praveen Upadhyay

    Yet another webcast about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. In this episode Praveen Upadhyay, Program Manager, walks Ben Riga through Dynamics CRM Workflow. Praveen breaks the CRM workflow investments into 3 basic areas: Making Workflow substantially easier for the end-user Providing a rich framework for business...
  • Blog Post: CRM 4.0 Deep Dive with Phil Richardson

    Lately I believe Phil has more ambitions than only being a CRM guru! I think we will see him in Hollywood one of these days. Check his second Channel9 video where he hangs out with Rory and dives a lot deeper into the metadata and customization of forms. http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid...
  • Blog Post: CRM 4.0 Overview with Phil Richardson

    I was going through my usual 100's of RSS feeds and my eye got caught by Ben Riga's post . Ben pointed me to Channel 9 where they have a video about a sales guy, err I mean Senior Program Manager Lead talking about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 This webcast is part one out of four around Microsoft Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 - Workflow

    We all know that our workflow engine in v3.0 was not that "end user" friendly. The product team listened to (y)our feedback and significantly changed the workflow model in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. The core architectural changes are: Unified Event Model Asynchronous Host Multi...
  • Blog Post: Pre-order the Titan book at Amazon.com

    Sonoma Partners were suprised so see that people can actually start pre-ordering the Titan version of their Microsoft Dynamics CRM book on Amazon ! The official title is "Working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0." It has a target release date of January 18, 2008. The product description needs a little...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC - Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK

    Did you know that the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK 3.0.7 is included on the new August 2007 VPC? It can be found in the following directory C:\CRM Tools\SDK or of course on our download page: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9c178b68-3a06-4898-bc83-bd14b74308c5&DisplayLang=en...
  • Blog Post: Searchable?

    Ever wondered why you don't see certain fields in Advanced Find? I didn't realize this was happening until I got a question about it via a Partner. To test this I started my brand new image, opened Advanced Find and tried to search on Business Type . As you can see in the screen shot below, it is not...
  • Blog Post: Java, Jscript, JavaScript ....

    Although I am Dutch....I am not talking about coffee ! I am talking about the fact that customers and partners keep asking me what Jscript or Javascript is. The majority even thinks its the same or sometimes worse, they think it is just another word for Java. I hope you will enjoy reading this blogpost...
  • Blog Post: Vertical Templates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    As you know we announced some very nice things at the WPC in Denver last month. One the things beside pricing was that we were going to release vertical templates to be used for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Well today is the day that we have released two Microsoft Dynamics CRM vertical templates; manufacturing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics Live CRM Marketplace

    There already have been a lot of articles written about the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Marketplace; an on-demand marketplace for partners to showcase their company, applications and solutions. Some of them are comparing it to AppExchange, I certainly will not compare it with that... I bumped into...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC (update)

    I can now proudly announce that we will have the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC available for download in a few days and as a bonus we decided to extend the current May VPC so our ISV's will have a little bit more time to create new DIF files and such. I hope to provide a download location ASAP. The...
  • Blog Post: UI customizations on your coffee break

    A Guest Blog From Sam Lu After working in the CRM industry for over eight years I’ve observed a healthy tension between UI philosophies regarding CRM as a whole. Users generally fall into two camps: Organized screen camps: These users want to view a given record, and see its related information, either...
  • Blog Post: Unable to import customizations with IE7

    Yesterday I realized that I am not a full time consultant anymore. I have lost the touch with "real" day-to-day installations of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, in other words if I would be still in the field I would have known that there is a hot fix to solve this. I want to blog about my experience anyway...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM and the re-release of the web parts

    This evening I got a real nice email in my inbox. The List Web Part for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 has been re-released so that customers can now use this SharePoint web part with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Changes: Install does now recognize...
  • Blog Post: Building Web-Based Line-of-Business Applications on the Microsoft Dynamics Live CRM Platform

    Today I checked out the recorded session presented by Ben Riga and Jason Hunt at MIX07 in Los Angeles. The session is about one hour and 20 minutes and shows some really cool things you can do with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Live) platform. The abstract of this session: Ben and Jason explore how...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft CRM VPC?

    Hi Guys, Right now I am working together with Ben Vollmer and Michael Rich to create a new Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC, since the old one is going to expire in the near future. The new base Microsoft CRM V3C image is going to be built with Windows Server 2003 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Phil and Mort...

    I laughed out loud when reading this interview between Phil and Mort on the CRM Team blog . Phil is trying to explain to Mort the differences between supported and un-supported CRM customizations. So it seems I am not the only one having those similar discussions with customers and partners. To read...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CRM SDK 3.0.6

    As you probably already know, today we launched an updated version of our Software Developer Kit. You can download the latest update to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 SDK here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9C178B68-3A06-4898-BC83-BD14B74308C5&displaylang=en In the SDK...
  • Blog Post: IEDevToolbar, IE7 and Microsoft CRM

    Ok this is frustrating. This is my third attempt to write this post and hopefully IE doesn't crash on me this time. So here is my last attempt for tonight. You all know that I am not a developer and that you normally do not see developer related posts on my blog. Well this might change in the future...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CRM and MOSS 2007 workaround

    Hello everybody. I have got a lot of questions about the Microsoft CRM Webparts and if they will work on a MOSS 2007 Server. To enable the Microsoft CRM Webparts on a MOSS 2007 server Richard created the following workaround. Workaround: The setup for the Microsoft CRM list web part doesn’t detect...
  • Blog Post: Automation with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0

    Sales and marketing personnel are best employed in sales and marketing rather than carrying out repetitive administrative tasks. This is particularly true of small and medium sized businesses with limited personnel resources and the need to focus on customer contact in order to maintain and expand the...
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