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  • Blog Post: AVAILABLE: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 RTM VPC

    We have released Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 back in December 2007 and did not immediately provide you with a new VPC. Why did it takes this long? I don't know, but I can tell you that as of today we have a new VPC with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 RTM on it. I actually did not built this particular VPC...
  • Blog Post: Training: Demo2Win reminder

    You probably seen my previous post talking about Demo2Win. With this post, I want to remind everybody located in the NorCal area that we still have a few seats available. It's an awesome training, worth both the money and your time! Sign up here
  • 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: Training: Demo2Win Workshop for Microsoft Dynamics Partners

    It doesn't matter if you're either in Pre-Sales, Sales, are beginner or a veteran this is training you really should attend. I personally sat through this training, after reading the book "Demonstrating to Win! ", and boy let me tell you, this was a training I actually did not fall asleep or...
  • Blog Post: ENJOY: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 RC0 VPC

    You can stop emailing me asking about when and if the the RC0 VPC will be available. On November 17th you can download it here and it will even contain some sample data! The VPC Contains: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (RC0) Microsoft Dynamics CRM Desktop Client Microsoft Dynamics CRM Email...
  • Blog Post: Titan Global Readiness Training Tour Components

    One thing I heard loud and clear from you is when would you be able to access our fancy decks we're using during the Titan Road Show. You don't have to wait anymore. Just login in to PartnerSource and download them ! You will find the following materials Global Readiness Tour Presentation...
  • Blog Post: Sales Best Practices for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    We are into the new fiscal year and we want to empower all our Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners to maintain a healthy and balanced pipeline. Mark Krinhop is presenting a level 100 Live Web Seminar about Sales Best Practices for Microsoft Dynamics CRM , a Dynamics partner readiness event, on September...
  • Blog Post: Exclusive: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Partner Readiness Tour Event

    UPDATE: We are full! Thanks for the overwhelming interest in the first Titan Launch Event. 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 VPC (Extended May 2006 Edition)

    Just a quick post about the fact that we finally managed to post the Extended May 2006 image on our download site. The image will now expire on 06/30/2008. I believe that all of the existing differencing disks should work, if that is not the case please let me know via the comments. Download it here...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC - Client toggle

    As some of you might know it is possible to switch between the two Microsoft Dynamics CRM clients. I used the information that Aaron Elder shared some time ago on his blog . On the August 2007 VPC you can change the Microsoft CRM Desktop Client into a Microsoft CRM Laptop Client by going to C:\CRM...
  • 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: Download the Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 client!

    Lately I have been doing a lot of demo's and for this, I am using the new and improved Office Live Meeting 2007 Client. If you want to experience a better Live Meeting experience I strongly encourage you to download and upgrade! You can download the client here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help...
  • Blog Post: Released: Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC - August 2007 Edition

    YES! YES! YES! Over the past few days I have worked closely on the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC together with Ned Kandzor . As of today, everybody can finally download the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM - August 2007 VPC. You can download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID...
  • 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: Old Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC (Update 2)

    Guys, just a quick post regarding the availability of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM May VPC . We ran into some issues with the rar files when we extended the May VPC. Please don't panic, the "old" VPC is still valid untill September 2007. You can easily check this your self by clicking START | RUN and type...
  • Blog Post: Old Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC (Update)

    As I announced in my previous post , we would extend the "May 2006" Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC. The screen shot below shows that we have updated the bits. You can download the "May 2006" VPC here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a8edfc7b-01d8-4500-845b-01370d4eed21&DisplayLang...
  • 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: 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: Post-setup Performance Tweaks for VPC

    Lot's of people ask me what they can do to increase VPC performance on their machine besides having the right hardware. I came accross a nice document that described a few steps that could help the perfomance of your machine when running Virtual PC. Tasks Detailed steps ...
  • Blog Post: Demo Microsoft CRM on Vista with Virtual PC 2007

    Maybe some of you already run your machines with Microsoft Vista but I am guessing that most of you do not do this. What did I wanted to tell you with that sentence? Well, currently most partners use Windows XP and Virtual PC 2004 (SP1) to demo Microsoft CRM. If you switch, which I really can recommend...
  • Blog Post: How to fix high CPU usage with the Microsoft CRM VPC

    Lately I have been hearing a lot of partners complaining about the performance of the May VPC on Windows XP. The CPU will run to almost 100% and stays there; this happens when they start up Microsoft Outlook within the VPC. To solve this I have writen down some steps below. A little remark: No support...
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