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Server Upgrade Process for the Beginner 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 presents a significant change in functionality from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0. Several key components, such as workflow and reporting, have been completely redesigned. As such, existing features, functionality, and extensions may be affected as a result of the upgrade. This topic provides a best practices process to minimize downtime while helping...Read more

Gartner EAS Magic Quadrant Ranks Microsoft as Leader 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM relies on the capabilities of the Microsoft Application Platform—Windows Server, IIS, SQL and .NET.   Given this,  I wanted to draw your attention to recent research from Gartner Research ( The report – released September 24, 2009 – delivers valuable information regarding the current landscape of the Enterprise Application Server market, as defined...Read more

Microsoft Dynamics CRM team at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM team was invited by Intel to participate at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco last week. IDF is Intel’s largest annual technology conference, and this was the CRM team’s initial invitation to attend. The invitation was a direct result of the strong relationship that we have established with them,...Read more

Updated Dynamics CRM 4.0 Adapter Now Available – Includes Support for BizTalk Server 2009 

I’m pleased to announce that the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 adapter for BizTalk Server now supports BizTalk Server 2009 and the updated adapter is available for immediate public download: What is it? The Microsoft® BizTalk® Server Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 4.0 provides the following operations: 1. Availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM as a...Read more

Building a Self-Contained Virtual CRM Development Server 

Guest blogger and CRM MVP Matt Wittemann walks us through this process using Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. I’ve had to build a number of development servers for CRM, usually using virtualization technology, and I thought I’d share some of the pointers from one of my recent builds to help you along. This...Read more

Trust for Delegation in List Web Part for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 

This article pertains to Trust for Delegation issues encountered in on-premise installations of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (MS CRM) when CRM server and SharePoint Server exist on different physical machines. If you have List Web Part (LWP) deployed for IFD version of MS CRM, or both Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint Server are on same...Read more

Support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V 

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Engineering for the Enterprise team has released Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. In summary, this KB article (957054) states that “Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is officially supported to run on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V...Read more

Making Sense of Server Roles 

Our Guest Star series continues with Matt Parks, one of our first CRM MVPs and a key figure in the CRM community. One of the many things that was introduced with Dynamics CRM 4.0 is the concept of server roles.  Available only with the Enterprise license of Dynamics CRM, server roles provide quite a bit...Read more

Publishing Microsoft CRM 4.0 through ISA Server 2006 

Henning Petersen, CRM team support engineer points to a very popular post collaboration with the ISA team. Last February Yuri Diogenes from the ISA/IAG team collaborated with Henning Petersen from the CRM Team on CRM 3 through ISA Server 2006. After this post, they received a lot of requests for an article on publishing CRM...Read more