Microsoft has updated the download available on Microsoft Downloads to fully include the slipstream release of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM. This is the release of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 server which makes it compatible to run on Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition. You can download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d418781-69ad-422d-92fa-87fdb2538e2c&DisplayLang=en to get the slipstream release.
The re-release is also available for MSDN subscribers – there’s no direct URL to the download page. Instructions to the download are:
- Go to MSDN Subscriber Downloads at http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/ .
- Sign into your MSDN Subscription benefits with the Windows Live ID (Passport) that is associated with your MSDN Subscription.
- Once you’re signed in, from the left-hand menu, navigate to Microsoft Dynamics | Customer Relationship Management (CRM) | CRM 3.0 | English | Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Professional Edition – Disc 1 (or Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Small Business Edition – Disc 1)
I have been using the Beta of Office 2007 for awhile now. It is really going to enhance the productivity of Microsoft CRM 3.0 users. If you are thinking about using it soon, you may be interested in my thoughts about the new user interface in Office 2007.
Overall, I really like the new UI in Office 2007. It looks great and it exposes a lot of features to many people that never knew they were there. However, sometimes it frustrates me because I can’t find a seldom used feature that I had mastered in previous versions… Well the folks on the Office team knew this would be an issue for a lot of users and they have created some great guides to overcome it.
If you know how to do a task in Office 2003, just look it up and the guide shows you how to do it in Office 2007! These guides have been published on Microsoft’s ‘Office Online’ service. I thought you might appreciate some links to these guides for you to keep as a reference.
For Word 2007:
For Excel 2007:
For Outlook 2007:
For PowerPoint 2007:
- Availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM as a send Adapter
- Discovery and usage of schema of any Microsoft Dynamics CRM actions and entities.