Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 Integration Unleashed & Professional Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Below you find 2 new books to be published in 2009. These books can be pre ordered at

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 Integration Unleashed Publisher July 6th, 2009

Virtually every organization that purchases Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 will need to extend and integrate it with other business applications. Until now it has been difficult to find independent guidance for doing so successfully. In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 Integration Unleashed, two leading experts on Dynamics CRM integration cover all the techniques and best practices IT organizations need to successfully customize Dynamics CRM. This book focuses entirely on extending, customizing, and integrating Dynamics. You will find specific and detailed guidance for linking Dynamics CRM with other Microsoft and third-party products, including SharePoint, Office, Exchange, Communicator, PerformancePoint, BizTalk, SilverLight, VoIP phone systems, and both Google and MSN maps. The book also contains three full chapters on integration utilizing Scribe's powerful adapters and templates. The authors demonstrate how to extend Dynamics CRM 4.0 with features Microsoft hasn't added, including dashboarding, advanced reporting, custom/specialized integration, broader interoperability, and stronger "deep-dive" data analysis. They also show how to safely make custom Dynamics CRM applications available directly to customers.

Extend Dynamics CRM 4.0 with the features it doesn't contain: dashboarding, advanced reporting, "deep-dive" analysis, and more
Integrate Dynamics 4.0 with SharePoint, Office, Exchange, Communicator, Biztalk, Google maps, VoIP phone systems, PerformancePoint, Silverlight, Scribe, and more
Make available external applications that can be used directly and securely by customers .

Professional Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Publisher June, 2009
Professional Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 explains development techniques using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 through real world problems and their applied solutions. This book enables readers to learn the MSCRM 4.0 functional aspects and start customizing and integrating the product with other applications. The code samples throughout the book can be used by developers as building blocks for solving real-world problems. This book is for developers who are responsible for customizing the product to meet enterprise needs through building products and tools around CRM, by creating reports, and through integrating Microsoft CRM with other popular technologies.Microsoft Dynamics CRM developers need this book to learn best practices through examples, real world scenarios, handy tools, expert tested solutions, and reusable code samples used to customize Microsoft CRM to meet enterprise business needs. Readers require no prior Microsoft CRM knowledge; however, it is expected that the developer has experience with the .NET Framework and general programming language such as C#.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 959419) Released

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 2 on Janury the 19th. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment.
For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 959419.
Update Rollup 2 contains updates (32 and 64 BIT) regarding the server, client, router, data manager and SRS and it can be downloaded here.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) 4.0.7 Released

Microsoft has released the SDK version 4.0.7. on January 15th .
The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) is for developers, system customizers, and report writers. It contains all new information about creating plug-ins, working with custom workflow activities, using the new Web services, using new data management features, and much more. Everything developed outside the SDK is NOT supported!
The SDK can be downloaded here.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


My first post of 2009: I wish you all a very good CRM year. All the best and my this be a very sucessful 2009 for you all. Hope to see you all on my blog.