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Dynamics CRM 2011 Dashboards

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Dashboards

The new real-time dashboards in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, finally brings Dynamics CRM reporting in line with the competition.

Dashboards are likely to be the new favourite feature among business and sales users who enjoy looking at pretty charts with lines pointing the right way. More importantly, they offer a powerful way to view and analyse business performance based on real-time statistics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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Dynamics CRM 2011 beta setup

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I’ve created a short video guide for setting up the Dynamics CRM 2011 on-premise beta. I installed all of the services on to the same virtual machine, so some of the things done will not reflect best practices. The whole installation¬†(excluding Windows setup and updates)¬†took took just over an hour but I’ve tried to cut as many of the progress bars as possible.

Before I started recording, I installed Windows Server 2008 with SP2 and all available updates. I also turned off UAC and the Windows firewall.

If the video below does not work, please try here. Be sure to watch it in full screen HD, otherwise the quality is not great.

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Sep 13, 2010 at 12:08 am

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CRM 2011 Beta

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The official Dynamics CRM 2011 beta website has just been put live. Head on over to http://offers.crmchoice.com/CRM2011Beta-Landing and register for the official software download and beta forums.

There are also a lot of demo videos to give you an overview of the new features. I’m really looking forward to the new dashboards and can’t wait to get started with the beta!

Edit: The download page is here

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Sep 9, 2010 at 11:32 am

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CRM 5 at WPC 2010

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Microsoft have released the hour long Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 session on Dynamics CRM 5 (now officially called Dynamics CRM 2011). You can watch the video here.??

They also announced the Dynamics Marketplace,??which is a place for partners to share applications and extensions with the rest of the Dynamics community.

Both the Dynamics Marketplace and CRM 2011 beta should be available in September 2010.

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Jul 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm

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