Category Archives: Dynamics CRM

Tips and techniques I've collected while working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0

Free Dynamics CRM Webinars in June

Hi Everyone,

In June we will be conducting the following free webinars:

Dynamics CRM Portable Business Logic

Learn the basics of configuring Portable Business Logic as an alternative to writing JavaScript.

Tue, Jun 9, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT (GMT –5:00)      Register Now

Dynamics CRM Team development best practices

In this webinar we will be discussing best practices when working in a team development environment.

Tue, Jun 23, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT      Register Now

 

Again, if you have any suggestions, then please visit my Google Moderator Site (good through the end of June), and up-vote or add your own topic or suggestion.

Thanks, Mitch

Announcing my Mentoring Program

Hi Everyone,

I decided to formalize my mentoring program to hopefully open the door to more organizations. This is a process that I conduct for customers on a fairly regular basis which fills a niche and a requirement when you need assistance, but do not have the need or budget for a full-blown consulting engagement.

Overview

I often run into customers who need additional help with either an architectural issue or a project they are working on. Many times, they do not have a need for a full-blown consulting engagement, but need to have access to someone they can bounce ideas off of when they hit a roadblock or a fork-in-the-road and need help with an architectural decision.

How it Works

When you sign up for our Mentoring Program, you are actually purchasing five hours of advisory services at a discounted rate.

We typically work out a schedule of conference calls or screen-shares in blocks of 30 or 60 minutes, depending on your requirements. This can be weekly calls, bi-weekly,or as required.

Typical Scenarios

Here are a few scenarios that I have done in the past:

  • Architecture design questions
  • Skills development roadmap
  • Training program design
  • "What-if" scenarios
  • Code-reviews

For More Information

To sign-up visit our Mentoring Program page.

 

Thanks, Mitch

Don’t forget: June 1st: Turn your .NET developer into a Dynamics CRM Developer

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to remind you that my Dynamics CRM Developer course is coming up on June 1st, so if you have any of your .NET developers that you want to get training on Dynamics CRM development best practices, then now is the time to register.

Course Description

If you are looking to get started with Dynamics CRM development, and are looking for an instructor-led, hands-on workshop, then let me introduce you to Extending Dynamics CRM. In case you did not know, Microsoft decided to only offer the Extending Dynamics CRM course via eLearning, starting with Dynamics CRM 2013 eLearning, which is a self–study program, is great for many people, but I think students gain a tremendous amount of learning and understanding from having an instructor who works with Dynamics CRM development on a daily basis. This student-instructor interaction combined with the ability for the student to ask questions and obtain clarifications, makes this course all the more valuable.

Who:

This class is taught by Mitch Milam, nine–time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Dynamics CRM and an independent consultant specializing in Dynamics CRM architecture, development, and training.

What:

We have taken the topics normally covered by the official Microsoft Extending Dynamics course, and expanded their depth quite substantially. Instead of a three–day course, this is a five–day course with most of the extra content being the addition of a large number of hands–on labs. The information covered is relevant to both Dynamics CRM 2013 and 2015.

When:

Monday, June 1st through Friday, June 5th. Class starts at 8:00am CST and will last five or six hours per day, depending on the topic. Please budget the entire day so that you have time to complete the homework assignments.

Where:

This is an Internet-based workshop. Classroom time and discussions will be facilitated using GotoMeeting. Each student will be given their own virtual development environment for the duration of the course. This will allow for the completion of labs and homework without causing conflicts with the other students.

How Much:

$1,995 per student (discounts are available for more than one student).

 Eventbrite - Extending Dynamics CRM (June)  

Need More Information?

If you would like to get more information on this class, then please visit the training overview page: http://www.infinite-x.net/dynamics-crm-training/extending-dynamics-crm

Reminder: Next week’s Free Webinar: Getting started with Dynamics CRM JavaScript development

Just a reminder about next week’s free webinar:

Getting started with Dynamics CRM JavaScript development

Tuesday, May 12th, 11:15am Central Time (U.S.) (GMT-5:00)     Register here

Interested in getting started with JavaScript development for Dynamics CRM? Learn how you can get started, the tools you'll need, and valuable resources to help you with your development efforts.

Webinar Reminder: Get2Know CRM 2015: Ask The Experts Customization and Development Panel

I am participating in a free webinar on Tuesday, May 12th at 11:00am Eastern Time (U.S.)

Summary

Let's finish our CRMUG Get2Know CRM 2015 Series with one of two "Ask the Expert" sessions which will feature CRM Subject Matter Experts who will share their top tips and best practices in extending and developing with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, the most recent SDK, or other customization enhancements that can be used. In addition to their guidance, the other half of the session will be dedicated to interactive Q&A with this expert panel. Don't miss out on this healthy dialogue and guidance as you pursue your use of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015.

Register here

June Training: Turn your .NET developer into a Dynamics CRM Developer

Course Description

If you are looking to get started with Dynamics CRM development, and are looking for an instructor-led, hands-on workshop, then let me introduce you to Extending Dynamics CRM.

In case you did not know, Microsoft decided to only offer the Extending Dynamics CRM course via eLearning, starting with Dynamics CRM 2013  eLearning, which is a self–study program, is great for many people, but I think students gain a tremendous amount of learning and understanding from having an instructor who works with Dynamics CRM development on a daily basis. This student-instructor interaction combined with the ability for the student to ask questions and obtain clarifications, makes this course all the more valuable.

Who:

This class is taught by Mitch Milam, nine–time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Dynamics CRM and an independent consultant specializing in Dynamics CRM architecture, development, and training.

What:

We have taken the topics normally covered by the official Microsoft Extending Dynamics course, and expanded their depth quite substantially. Instead of a three–day course, this is a five–day course with most of the extra content being the addition of a large number of hands–on labs. The information covered is relevant to both Dynamics CRM 2013 and 2015.

When:

Monday, June 1st through Friday, June 5th.

Class starts at 8:00am CST and will last five or six hours per day, depending on the topic. Please budget the entire day so that you have time to complete the homework assignments.

Where:

This is an Internet-based workshop. Classroom time and discussions will be facilitated using GotoMeeting. Each student will be given their own virtual development environment for the duration of the course. This will allow for the completion of labs and homework without causing conflicts with the other students.

How Much:

$1,995 per student

Eventbrite - Extending Dynamics CRM (June)

 

Need More Information?

If you would like to get more information on this class, then please visit the training overview page:

http://www.infinite-x.net/dynamics-crm-training/extending-dynamics-crm

Reminder: Next week’s Free Webinar

Don’t forget next week’s webinar:

xRM@work: Turn your Dynamics CRM system into a software fulfillment service

Tuesday, April 28th, 11:00am Central Time (U.S.) (GMT-5:00)     Register here

In this example of xRM@work, we'll learn how to extend Dynamics to serve as a software fulfillment engine that provides a fully automated mechanism which record the purchase of a software package and automatically generates an license key for the user.