Programming Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 4.0

Programming Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 4.0
Published:October 15, 2008Language:English
Author:Jim Steger; Mike Snyder; Brad Bosak; Corey O'Brien; Philip Richardson (Sonoma Partners)Technology:Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
Length:640 PagesISBN 13:9780735625945

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About The BookDesign high-value solutions with guidance from Microsoft Dynamics CRM experts

Get answers to common questions about setting up the design environment and building custom solutions with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Delve into core architecture, tools, and techniques, and learn how to exploit powerful customization features. Authored by industry-leading experts, this book shows how to deliver intelligent CRM solutions that meet the unique challenges and requirements of your business.

Discover how to:

  • Set up the development environment

  • Enhance the product’s APIs with your own code

  • Execute business logic using plug-ins

  • Build custom workflows that extend native workflow functions

  • Create user-friendly integration with scripts and application extensions

  • Code custom pages optimized for Microsoft Outlook with Offline Access

  • Extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM using ASP.NET

  • Create advanced Windows Workflow Foundation solutions

  • Extend multilingual and multicurrency features

  • Construct a custom security-access solution


  • Get code samples on the Web.
    Welcome to the companion content page for Programming Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, which has content and links related to this book. For additional information, see the book's Introduction.
    Code SamplesDownload the Code Samples (8.19 MB)
    System Requirements
    You'll need the following hardware and software to build and run the code samples for this book:
    We recommend that you refer to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Implementation Guide for detailed system requirements. From a high level, you’ll need the following hardware and software to run the code samples in this book:
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or the Windows Vista operating system
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1 or Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (for the code samples)
  • Microsoft Office 2003 with SP3 or the 2007 Microsoft Office System with SP1 (if you want to use Microsoft Dynamics® CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server license (Workgroup, Professional or Enterprise edition)
  • Computer/processor: Dual 1.8-gigahertz (GHz) or higher Pentium (Xeon P4) or compatible CPU
  • Memory: 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM minimum, 2 gigabytes (GB) or more of RAM recommended
  • Hard disk: 400 megabytes (MB) free space
  • Network card: 10/100 Mbps minimum, dual 10/100/1000 Mbps recommended
  • Installing The Code SamplesAfter you download the code samples file to your computer, run the installer and follow the instructions that appear.
    Uninstalling The Code SamplesTo remove the code samples from your computer, make the appropriate selection from Add Or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
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    About Jim Steger; Mike Snyder; Brad Bosak; Corey O'Brien; Philip Richardson (Sonoma Partners)Jim Steger, Mike Snyder, Brad Bosak, and Corey O'Brien work at Sonoma Partners, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner with extensive CRM experience. Snyder and Steger—Sonoma Partners founders—are authors of the popular Microsoft Press books WORKING WITH MICROSOFT DYNAMICS CRM, SECOND EDITION and MICROSOFT DYNAMICS CRM 4.0 STEP BY STEP. Bosak and O’Brien are lead architects at Sonoma who have designed complex client solutions in a wide range of industries.

    Philip Richardson is a former Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team at Microsoft.
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