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CRM 4.0 – Developer Ramp Up Kit

This month saw the posting of the developer ramp up kit for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 to the Microsoft Dynamics Developer Center Website.  This posting can be helpful if you are starting out with development with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.  Some of the presentations also have mention of CRM v1.2 and 3 as well.  The location of the posting is here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720132.aspx

The following areas are covered (most have Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and videos for support):

  • Module 1: Introduction to Developing With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
    • Introduces the concepts for developing with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
  • Module 2: Entity Relationships
    • Describes the new relationship types that can be created by using this version.
  • Module 3: Accessing the Service using Web Services
    • Covers the Web services, different authentication methods for each kind of installation, multi-tenancy, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.
  • Module 4: Web Application and Client Extensibility
    • Explains how to integrate custom pages into the user interface, SiteMap customization, IFRAMEs, and Jscript.
  • Module 5: Plug-ins
    • Describes how to extend the product functionality with custom code that is triggered either before or after an event.
  • Module 6: Workflow
    • Explains the new workflow features both in the Web application and the extension mechanisms provided in the SDK.
  • Module 7: Working Offline
    • Covers aspects of the SDK that can work in a disconnect environment.
  • Module 8: Reporting
    • Describes the new reporting features.
  • Module 9: Analytics and Business Intelligence
    • Covers filtered views, dashboards, and more.
  • Module 10: Metadata Access
    • Explains how to use the new write APIs for making changes to the metadata.
  • Module 11: Deployment and System Management
    • Covers e-mail setup and the new deployment features. 
  • Module 12: Extension and Manageability
    • Describes new performance counters, MOM, and ISV certification.
  • VPC Image
    • Contains a differencing disk from the public CRM 4.0 VPC that is used for trainees to work on the on-premise hands-on labs.
  • Labs for On-Premise
    • Contains twelve labs that work with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
  • Labs for Online
    • Contains nine labs that work with Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 Online.
  • Labs for Partner Hosted
    • Contains nine labs that work with Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 that is partner-hosted (Internet-facing Deployment).

Greg Olsen
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