10 December 2009

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 Integration Unleashed

Last month, Pearson(Sams Publishing) sent me a book to review. It's the 《Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 Integration Unleashed》written by Marc and Rajya.

The book covers many areas that you can think of about the CRM 4 integration: Infrastructure Design; Extending CRM; Silverlight Integration; SharePoint Integration; BI; Digital Phone Integration; Master Data Management; Social Network Integration; Mapping Technologies; CRM 4.0 Accelerators; SCOM; VSTS; BizTalk Integration; Azure; Scribe Integration and more.

I really like the fact that the book provides some real world examples and step by step through integrating Dynamics CRM with other products/technologies, it's helpful for CRM architects and developers to get an overview or even in details about CRM Integration.


Dan said...

Nice post. I ready a bunch of your other posts as well.... an impressive amout of detail. Thank you!

So I'm new to Dynamics and I was thinking about purchasing this book, however I can't tell how well it covers integration using MS Dynamics Online (the hosted only version). I was thinking integrating Dynamics with my website (vpasp based), but I'm not ready to buy a server license. Do you know if this book covers writing web services for the online version? Is it even possible to write a SOAP xml service using the online client only (to send order from a website to CRM and/or pull orders from a SQL Table and send them to another web service)?

Jim Wang said...

Hi Dan, the book doesn't cover details about CRM Online. Please take a look the CRM Online Team Blog if you want to learn more: http://blogs.msdn.com/dynamicscrmonline/

Dan said...

Thanks for the comment Jim. The blog has been very helpful.

cristianpsg said...

Hi Jim,

I'm wondering if you know if is posible to remove the wilcard at the end of the searchbox on the Lookup View, to be able of match the exact word, rather than the like type behaviour.

Thanks in advanced.

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