Archive for November, 2010

Training – Register today! What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment


Are you a Microsoft Dynamics CRM application/technical consultant/developer? If so, you are an integral part to help successfully launch Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 to the market. To get you ramped up and ready for this exciting new release, Microsoft Australia would like to invite you to attend What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 technical training. We are pleased to offer two four-hour live sessions which will cover these topics:Day One

  • Introduction/Overview
  • Enhancements to Applications
  • Customisation & Extensions

Day Two

  • Customisation & Extensions – cont’d
  • Installation, Upgrade & Hardware/Software Requirements
  • Settings and Administration

The sessions will include live demos and will help get you up to speed on the latest features and functionality of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!30 November – 1 December, 2010 register hereIf you have questions, please contact Partner Readiness.We look forward to meeting you online!Kind regards,Microsoft Partner ReadinessPS – Have you downloaded the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 beta yet?  Also check out the beta support forum.


A New Microsoft Dynamics CRM Statement Of Direction – September 2010 – Is Out

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment

For those of you interested in the latest and greatest statement of direction document on Microsoft Dynamics CRM, then you get download it here. Updated in September 2010, this document outlines the future direction of Microsoft Dynamics CRM through to the next major release, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and includes updates about both On-Premises and On-Demand Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM launched in 2003 with versions 1.0 and 1.2 [2.0], followed by version 3.0 in December 2005, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 in 2007. The next release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM – to be called Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, is set to debut in Q1 CY2011 and is focused on driving enhanced business productivity for system users, business managers, and solution developers.

Our mission is to deliver software and services that enable extraordinary customer relationships with world-class business results.

Read the full document:

Cheers, Ross
Twitter: rossd_crm

With the Dynamics CRM Online Beta do we really only get 5 licenses?

November 2, 2010 Leave a comment

For those of you kicking around the public beta of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online ( the default number of user licenses provisioned for each new beta organisation is 5. If you requested the beta organisation you will be the administrator. It is very straight forward to increase the number if user licenses during the beta, and it doesn’t cost anything extra for the beta.

So if you would like more than 5 of you to experience the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online cloud service, based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 codebase, then just go and increase the license count to whatever you need. To do that, go to Settings,

then Administration,

then Subscription Management, then follow the options to add more licenses. As it is beta, you can add as many as you want and there is no charge, until it turns into a commercial service early next year.

As for what happens later, members of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) will be able to take advantage of our Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Internal Use Rights Benefits. This will come online for Australian partners once the service goes commercial here in January 2011. Details for how this works is based on your MPN membership are here:

Cheers, Ross
Twitter: rossd_crm