I am starting to spin up on Microsoft Dynamics, and if you are a SharePoint Developer you should be looking at this as well (it handles a lot of the lower-level SharePoint Developer scenarios). In my searching around, both internally (to Microsoft) and externally (the Web) I have found a few good resources, but the one that I am linking to below seems to be the best "Starting spot" to get up to speed on the subject. The link has Videos, Web Based Labs (Free) and hosted labs (not so free). It's a link for the basic of how to get spun-up on the subject.
List of modules (from the site): Here's the link to the main site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720132.aspx
- Module 1: Introduction to Developing With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
Introduces the concepts for developing with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
Module 1 Video
- Module 2: Entity Relationships
Describes the new relationship types that can be created by using this version.
Module 2 Video
- Module 3: Accessing the Service using Web Services
Covers the Web services, different authentication methods for each kind of installation, multi-tenancy, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.
Module 3 Video
- Module 4: Web Application and Client Extensibility
Explains how to integrate custom pages into the user interface, SiteMap customization, IFRAMEs, and Jscript.
Module 4 Video
- Module 5: Plug-ins
Describes how to extend the product functionality with custom code that is triggered either before or after an event.
Module 5 Video
- Module 6: Workflow
Explains the new workflow features both in the Web application and the extension mechanisms provided in the SDK.
Module 6 Video
- Module 7: Working Offline
Covers aspects of the SDK that can work in a disconnected environment.
Module 7 Video
- Module 8: Reporting
Describes the new reporting features.
Module 8 Video
- Module 9: Analytics and Business Intelligence
Covers filtered views, dashboards, and more.
Module 9 Video
- Module 10: Metadata Access
Explains how to use the new write APIs for making changes to the metadata.
Module 10 Video
- Module 11: Deployment and System Management
Covers e-mail setup and the new deployment features.
- Module 12: Extension and Manageability
Describes new performance counters, MOM, and ISV certification.
Module 12 Video
- VPC Image
Contains a differencing disk from the public Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 VPC that is used for trainees to work on in the on-premise hands-on labs.
- Labs for On-Premise
Contains twelve labs that work with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
- Labs for Online
Contains nine labs that work with Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 Online.
- Labs for Partner Hosted
Contains nine labs that work with Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 that is partner-hosted (Internet-facing deployment).
Check it out when you get a chance.
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