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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Virtual PC Demonstration – August 2007 Release

August 20, 2007 Leave a comment

The August 2007 VPC for Dynamics CRM has been released to the web now. It is designed to allow you to demonstrate the features and functionality of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 in a live environment utilising a single PC or laptop computer.

Per feedback from partners and ISV’s we have worked hard to improve performance and reduce the overall size of the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 VPC. The Custom CRM SharePoint, Analytics and Self Service Portals have not been included in this version but will be reintroduced in enhanced format via a VPC Differentiation disk file that we will supply in the future.

What’s Installed on this Virtual PC Image

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (SP2)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 (V3C with Rollup 2)
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Laptop and Desktop Client
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK (C:\CRM Tools\SDK)
  • Microsoft Dynamics Web Parts in http://intranet and http://extranet (not configured)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Windows Desktop Search 3.01
  • POP3 E-Mail Services (No Exchange)
  • CRM Caching Tool
  • Web-To-Leads http://localhost:4444/webtolead

What’s NOT installed on this Virtual PC Image

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Exchange Router (since we are using POP3 e-mail for to reduce overhead)
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Analytics Foundation
  • Self Service SharePoint Portal
  • Marketing, Sales and Service SharePoint Portals
  • Analytics SharePoint Portal
  • Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager
  • Word Task Pane Integration
  • Outlook Inbox Populator Tool

You can download this edition of the CRM demo VPC from here:

Regards, Ross


New Vertical Templates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

August 7, 2007 Leave a comment

As announced a few weeks ago at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2007, Microsoft has now released two new Microsoft Dynamics CRM vertical templates; manufacturing and municipal government. These templates include data models, user interfaces, user roles and workflows that showcase how Microsoft Dynamics CRM is relevant to customers in these industries. These new templates are now ready for to utilise for demonstration purposes and as well as to expand and enhance vertical focuses.

Each vertical template includes the following materials:

  • README File
  • CRM Configuration XML Files
  • Workflows
  • User Roles
  • Demo Data
  • Demo Script

These templates are designed to work with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 today and will be updated for the next release of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM product. The downloads are offered at no charge to partners and customers via Microsoft’s shared source initiative at



Ross Dembecki