I recently received a couple of emails asking about CRM certification guidelines for ISV solutions and whether or not some things are allowed. These software developers were seeking the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics Logo (picture on right) for their custom solutions and add-ons.
“Certified for Microsoft Dynamics is a solution certification achieved by Microsoft Dynamics partners whose software solutions have met Microsoft Corporation’s highest standard for partner developed solutions to deliver comprehensive business management systems.” LioNBridge.com
It was very evident that people haven’t read the certification guidelines as those clearly had the answer to the questions posed… the puzzle then was why people didn’t read the certification guidelines before asking the question? If you bing for “Dynamics CRM Certification” all the top hits refer to certification training for professionals but not for solution, changing the query slightly to “Dynamics CRM Logo” yields a bit better results.
These are the resources I think you are looking for:
Innovate On: http://www.innovateon.com/pageLayout.aspx?pageID=Dynamics_Home
Certified for Dynamics CRM Logo: http://www.lionbridge.com/lionbridge/en-US/services/software-product-engineering/testing-veritest/product-certification-services/microsoft/certified-for-dynamics.htm
BTW, I’ll be working on the Certification Guidelines for the next major release of CRM, if you have any suggestions, send them my way via Connect for Microsoft Dynamics.