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The Microsoft Dynamics CRM team, okay really mostly Menno, okay really only Menno, has released a demonstration of a virtual PC (VPC) installation. You can download the demo at:

NOTE:  This image is for demonstration purposes only by Microsoft authorized Partners. The contents of this image should not be copied or redistributed.

What’s Installed on this Virtual PC Image

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (SP2)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 (V3C with Rollup 2)
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Laptop and Desktop Client
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK (C:\CRM Tools\SDK)
  • Microsoft Dynamics Web Parts in http://intranet  and http://extranet  (not configured)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Windows Desktop Search 3.01
  • POP3 E-Mail Services (No Exchange)
  • CRM Caching Tool
  • Web-To-Leads http://localhost:4444/webtolead

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM application within the image is provisioned with fresh sample data from the Sample Data Wizard which can be found on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Server Disc. All the customizations and workflow rules from the previous VPC have been imported and fixed.
Within the image, Microsoft Dynamics CRM is accessible through Internet Explorer by navigating to http://crm or by simply opening Microsoft Outlook 2007.

What’s NOT installed on this Virtual PC Image

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Exchange Router (since we are using POP3 e-mail for to reduce overhead)

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Analytics Foundation

  • Self Service SharePoint Portal Example

  • Marketing, Sales and Service SharePoint Portal Examples

  • Analytics SharePoint Portal Example

  • Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager

  • Word Task Pane Integration

  • Outlook Inbox Populator Tool

Minimum Hardware Recommendations

  • PC with 1.2 gigahertz or higher processor clock speed

  • 1.5 gigabyte (GB) of RAM (4 GB recommended for optimum performance)

  • 12 or more GB of available hard disk space

  • Super VGA with 1024×768 resolution video adaptor and monitor

  • DVD drive

  • Support for high speed USB 2 if using an external USB 2 hard drive to store the image

NOTE:  Though the image can be utilized on a single PC or laptop computer, it is strongly suggested that the image be run using an external USB 2.0 hard drive for best performance. If you do not have an external drive, you can run the image locally on the host computer; however, you will experience a decrease in performance.

Ned Kandzor

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