Updated CRM 2011 Download Links

Here is an updated list of available CRM 2011 RTM downloads. It is good practice to have these files on a portable drive but it’s also recommended to have an updated list of download links.

Component URL
Server http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27822
Outlook Client http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27821
Language Pack http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27819
Email Router http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27818
Report Extension http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27823
SharePoint List http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5283
Software Development Kit http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24004
Implementation Guide along with additiional Planning Tools http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3621

Silverlight + XRM Book by David Yack MVP

Building the next generation of business applications using Microsoft Silverlight and Dynamics CRM 2011

Fellow MVP David Yack has produced the perfect guide to Silverlight with Dynamics CRM 2011. I highly recommend this book for people new to Silverlight or Dynamics CRM but I also think  those already working with either Silverlight or Dynamics CRM should check it out. I’ve been reading through it this past week and have been learning key things that will help during the design and implementation of my latest projects. I wish I had this book earlier, as my CRM tools on Codeplex could have really benefited from the details in this book too. It shows the knowledge and understanding David has of Microsoft’s latest incarnation of CRM along with Silverlight and how to integrate them.

David Yack MVP is the CTO of Colorado Technology Consultants based in Colorado. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and a Microsoft MVP for Silverlight. This guys knows his stuff…

For an overview of the book’s chapters check it out here, and here is a quick summary of chapter titles.

Chapter 1 – Using Silverlight with CRM 2011 
Chapter 2 – Getting Started
Chapter 3 – XAML 101 and Basic Layout
Chapter 4 – Silverlight Controls
Chapter 5 –Data Binding Basics
Chapter 6 – Application Navigation
Chapter 7 – Out of Browser Support
Chapter 8 – Application Composition with MEF
Chapter 9 – Other Silverlight Business Application Features
Chapter 10 – Enhancing the User Experience
Chapter 11 – Discovering SketchFlow
Chapter 12 –Interacting with CRM Form
Chapter 13 –OData Basics
Chapter 14 –OData Beyond the Basics
Chapter 15 – Using the WCF Service
Chapter 16 – Application Architectures
Chapter 17 –Silverlight Debugging

There is now no excuse for not producing high quality Silverlight apps when developing for Dynamics CRM.