How to Share Data across Microsoft Dynamics CRM Deployments
Using a single CRM instance is probably the simplest way to accommodate the data sharing needs within an organisation. Using multiple instances of Dynamics CRM may be preferable in a number of scenarios. Microsoft has just released two documents, a white paper and a build guide, focused on sharing data across multiple CRM organisations.
The white paper provides an overview of the levels of integration available for sharing data across multiple Dynamics CRM organisations, together with details about the techniques that are used for integration at the Application and Data levels, which include Web Services, Web Services-based solutions, Filtered Views, and SQL Server Replication.
The build guide explains how to configure the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 April 2009 VPC base image to enable data sharing between a Publisher organisation and multiple Subscriber organisations. The configuration demonstrates how to use Microsoft Dynamics CRM to maintain referential integrity between multiple organisations by leveraging Microsoft SQL Server 2008 transactional replication.
Download these documents here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=584531fe-796e-4ffe-8881-65c1f94207ae