eXtremeCRM 2012 Berlin

eXtremeCRM is the premier event focused exclusively on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and dedicated to advancing best practices and strategies for Microsoft Dynamics CRM organizations. There are two separate eXtremeCRM events held each year, one in Europe and the other in the United States.

After the successful eXtreme Prague in 2011 the next venue is Berlin coming up in February 2012. The event is held over a number of days and covers a wide range of subjects all related to CRM. There are 4 tracks including Sell. Deploy, Extend and the highly anticipated eXtreme Practice Leader Summit. There is something for everyone at eXtreme, if you’re a customer or partner, user or developer, sales or management, check out the agenda and see what best suits you.

There are some great speakers presenting in Berlin at eXtreme including 2 of my colleagues Ramon Tebar and Wael Hamze. These guys know their stuff and if you look at the speakers list you will see just how much experience is going to be there including Microsofties, MVP’s and other industry experts, the Ask the Experts session should be awesome!

The next eXtreme after Berlin is in Las Vegas during September-October 2012, if you can’t get there for that, then you should get to Berlin in Feb, learn something new and network with an exciting bunch of people.

Berlin ist Wunderbar!

CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.9 available

The MS CRM Team have released an updated CRM 2011 SDK version 5.0.9 which can be downloaded here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24004 or viewed on MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309408.aspx Check out the release notes here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh547453.aspx#bkmk_ReleaseHistory

In Summary the update contains

  • Updated assemblies for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 6 and the Microsoft Portal developer toolkit and developer extensions.
  • Information about creating localized dialog processes.
  • New samples that authenticate the user with the web services without using the helper code
  • New topic to help developers find information about using JavaScript with various features that support it.

Dynamics CRM 2011 Rollup 6 now available

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering (SE) team have been hard at work to get the UR6 release to us all.  

You can find the related Rollup 6 items here

Rollup 6 Build Number: 05.00.9690.1992

You can find Complete CRM download links here http://bingsoft.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/updated-crm-2011-download-links/

Important

  • Update Rollup 6 cannot be removed. Specific database updates are applied in Update Rollup 6 that will not allow for uninstall.
  • Future Update Rollups will require Update Rollup 6 to be applied before they can be installed.  This is so future Update Rollups can support uninstall.
  • Full product installations on the download center will be replaced with new packages that include Update Rollup 6.  If CRM is installed from those packages, UR6 does not need to be installed.

CWR Mobility – Mobile dashboards at your finger tips

Many of you may be looking for a mobile solution for Dynamics CRM 2011 and from my experience CWR Mobility has it all. It supports Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices. Here are some of the key features http://www.cwrmobility.com/mobile-crm/microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011-4-3-online-features

A great feature of the CWR software is the native dashboard support. CWR Mobile CRM 2011 smart clients make Dynamics CRM 2011 dashboards available to users as real-time mobile dashboards.


Dashboards on a mobile device are truly awesome, check it out and hopefully you or your customers will gain that competitive advantage.