Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WaveAccess Chat Online Live on my blog

Dear blogreaders, I finally had the chance to meet some persons from WaveAccess at the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008 at Copenhagen. They showed me two new features of their company WaveAccess: Chat Online and Help Online. Tonight Ilya and Mikhail from WaceAccess Russia published Chat Online Live on blog, so when I am online you can chat LIVE with me and ask all kind of diffucult questions:). I hope to speak to my blogreaders with Chat Online so click on the button Question Online right above!!!

A very special thanks for the WaveAccess developers team and of course Ilya and Mikhail.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 1

Microsoft has release update rollup 1 for CRM 4.0 on wednesday 24th. KB952858 can be downloaded here.

This upate is for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router.

Please note that if you have customized Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Help files, back up your customized files before you install this update!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

As mentioned in a lot of blogs and also at the iRelate Dynamics Network Drink and of course the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008: The CRM Accelerators!
These are a range of add-on solutions developed for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 customers and partners. Each accelerator is available at no cost and will showcase how the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 platform can be configured and extended to broaden marketing, sales and service capabilities. Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers and partners are encouraged to further extend these accelerators to meet their specific business needs.

Each accelerator may consist of the following:
  • Customizations (entities, forms, views)
  • Workflow defintions
  • Business Intelligence elements such as custom reports (.RDL’s)
  • Functional code samples (strictly adhering to SDK guidelines)
  • Documentation for installing, operating, localizing and extending the solution
  • An automated installer

The list of accelerators is as follows:

  • Analytics
  • eService
  • Event Management
  • Enterprise Search
  • Sales Methodologies
  • Extended Sales Forecasting
  • CRM Notifications
  • Business Productivity

The following accelerators are currently available for download at

  • CRM Notifications
  • Event Management
  • Extended Sales Forecasting

Pictures Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008 Copenhagen

Below you find some pictues of the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008 in Copenhagen. I was with iRelate and my finance customer to the Convergence. It was my first time and I had we had a meeting with Brad Wilson (Vice President Microsoft Dynamics CRM) and some ISV's as SalesCentric and Scribe. I must say it was a very succesful and busy day but I really enjoyed it. Hope so see you all at the Convergence in Munchen 2009!

Our Hotel 27 in the center of Copenhagen.

iRelate at the Icebar

Bella Center Copenhagen

Check in Convergence 2008

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008

Key Note

Brad Wilson session Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 & Accellerators

Matthew Crook (CEO SalesCentric)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hans is going to meet Brad Wilson Vice President Microsoft Dynamics CRM Worldwide

Tomorrow I am going to meet Brad Wilson, Vice President Microsoft Dynamics CRM Worldwide at the convergence in Copenhagen. Furthermore I am attending some technical tracks and of course meet a lot of MVP's and ISV's. More info and posts will be following at the end of the week. hope to see you all tomorrow in Copenhagen.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008 Copenhagen

I am going to the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008 in Copenhagen on wednesday 19th of November, so please leave a message when you are at the convergence also and perhaps we can meet there. Hope to see you all in Copenhagen.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pictures of the 2nd DND @ iRelate Zaltbommel

As promissed, pictures of the 2nd DND at iRelate Zaltbommel. Pictures will also be posted on the website of DND and iRelate.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Oktober 30th Dynamics Network Drink @ iRelate Zaltbommel

Last thursday evening was the second Dynamics Network Drink of this year and sponsored by iRelate. In spite of the evening traffic jams, there were about 25 people joining the drink in Zaltbommel. Microsoft was also present and they gave us a short overview of the new CRM Accelerators. Pictures of the second DND will be posted tonight.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide 4.3.0

Microsoft has updated the Implementation Guide to version 4.3.0.
The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide consists of the following documents:
  • Planning Guide
  • Installing Guide
  • Operating and Maintaining Guide

The Implementation Guide 4.3.0 can be downloaded here and is available for everyone. I strongly recommend to use the Implementation Guide for each implementation and make it available for the ICT department at your customer.