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Programming Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

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Programming Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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The following chapter is an excerpt from Programming Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, from Microsoft Press (ISBN 978-0735625945, copyright Microsoft Press 2008, all rights reserved): Chapter 10: Developing Offline Solutions.

About the Book

Design high-value solutions with guidance from Microsoft Dynamics CRM experts! Get answers to common questions about setting up the design environment and building custom solutions with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Delve into core architecture, tools, and techniques, and learn how to exploit powerful customization features. Authored by industry-leading experts, this book shows how to deliver intelligent CRM solutions that meet the unique challenges and requirements of your business.

Discover how to:

  • Set up the development environment

  • Enhance the product’s APIs with your own code

  • Execute business logic using plug-ins

  • Build custom workflows that extend native workflow functions

  • Create user-friendly integration with scripts and application extensions

  • Code custom pages optimized for Microsoft Office Outlook with Offline Access

  • Extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM using ASP.NET

  • Create advanced Windows Workflow Foundation solutions

  • Extend multilingual and multicurrency features

  • Construct a custom security-access solution

About the Authors

Mike Snyder and Jim Steger are co-founders and principals at Sonoma Partners, a consulting firm specializing in Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations. Sonoma Partners was named top Global Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner in 2003 and 2005. Recognized as one of the industry’s leading CRM experts, Mike authors several popular newsletters and blogs about Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Jim architected and led multiple award-winning Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments, including complex enterprise integration projects. He’s been developing and writing code for Microsoft Dynamics CRM since the version 1.0 beta.