XRM Virtual User Group - Newsletter Summer 2010
July 28, 2010
xRMVirtual Newsletter Summer 2010
Some great up-coming meetings, a new product to talk about, xRM showcase results, new CRM4 VPC. So it’s loads of info in the newsletter, so much that we just called it Summer instead of assigning it a month.
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First, it’s August meetings
All meetings start at 9am Pacific on their date. All meetings are recorded so if that works out to be 3am for you, you can still join us later. Recording links are posted on each event page within a day (or so) of the meeting and we will tweet when it’s been posted.
Form Customizations with Larry Lentz- August 10
Join xRMVirtual as we welcome Dynamics CRM legend and MVP Larry Lentz (@CRMLarry) for this informative talk about form customizations at a special session scheduled Tuesday August 10 at 9am PST. This session is perfect for developers new to CRM and CRM power users and customizers. http://www.xrmvirtual.com/events/formcustomizations
SSRS in CRM with Arie Jones- August 26
Join Arie Jones (@programmersedge), Principal Technology Manager of Perptech, as he shares with us what’s new in SSRS 2008 R2. This session will cover reporting basics and will have some deeper technical content as well. System customizers, power user, DBAs, developers, technical users, numbers people (pretty much anyone USING or MAKING CRM) will learn a great deal in this session.
xRM Showcase, by the numbers
Who could have predicted the popularity of this contest? Well, all of us could obviously! Go have a look at the site, see the solutions, and get your own ideas for new solutions.
Here’s an excerpt from the blog post about it that you can find here in its entirety. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2010/07/22/xrm-showcase-challenge-results.aspx
The xRM Showcase Challenge is over! Thank you, CRM community, for your participation and votes. And the winners are:
- 1st Place with 469 Votes: CIT MiFID – Compliant Client Registration Process for Asset Management Firms submitted by Columbus IT Norway
- 2nd Place with 387 Votes: GrapeCity Telemarketing Add-On for Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 submitted by GrapeCity
- 3rd Place with 241 Votes: RESPOND® –Citizen Services Platform/311 Solution submitted by Rock Solid Technologies
Overall we were impressed with all the solutions submitted; there were so many fantastic examples of what partners and customers have done with xRM. Here are some more highlights:
- We had 83 unique solutions submitted over 10 weeks
- 2,570 individuals registered in the showcase to vote and submit solutions
- Votes submitted totaled 2,942
- The US led in solutions submitted with 39, UK with 10, and a three-way tie between Canada, Austria and Australia at 4
CRM 2011 debuts at World Partner Conference
Here’s a collection of details and links for info on CRM 2011 (the software formerly known as CRM5)
Introducing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2010/07/12/introducing-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011.aspx
Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta in September Info http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2010/07/14/microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011-beta-coming-in-september.aspx
Sign up for notification of the Beta https://offers.crmchoice.com/betaofferlanding/
Video and demo of Dynamics CRM 2011 http://188.8.131.52/showcase/en/US/details/f9625bd7-7009-4bed-ab7a-c3fbb548d6ac
Details of features http://www.dynamicscrmtrickbag.com/2010/07/25/taking-the-covers-off-crm-2011/
New VPC for CRM 4
With all the buzz about CRM 2011, we can’t forget CRM 4. There’s been a new VPC released for partners and customers for demos. You must have access tto either Partner Source or Customer Source to access the links in the blog post. We’ve heard mixed reviews, but links and details are in this blog post http://julieyack.blogs.com/my_weblog/2010/07/newish-vpc-for-crm4-is-out.html