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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Fact sheets

Posted by Nitin Dhawan on June 27, 2009


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Data Migration Manager Readme This document provides important late-breaking information about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Data Migration Manager that supplements the Microsoft Dynamics CRM documentation.
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Data Migration Articles This article contains a list of resources that explain how to migrate data to Microsoft Dynamics CRM and troubleshoot the migration process.
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Planning and Deployment Guidance This guidance provides additional information for Service Providers who are interested in hosting Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 in their data center, or for enterprise customers who are interested in leveraging MSCRM 4.0 multi-tenant architecture in their IT infrastructure. The documentation walks you through the planning process, provides sizing and architectural guidance, and shows you how to deploy MSCCRM 4.0 in a data center that can be accessed over the Internet by any CRM clients. It covers the topics about how to leverage the Deployment SDK to automate the creation and provisioning of organizations and users within the multi-tenant MSCRM 4.0 deployment. This contains the following documentations and tool:
– Deployment Walkthrough Guide for Service Providers
– Planning Guide for Service Providers
– Development Guide for Service Providers
– Microsoft Software License Terms
– Deployment Configuration Tool
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Offline and Online Synchronization in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 This article details about the Offline and Online synchronization processes in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. The paper also provides a FAQ (the answers apply and demonstrate principles explained in the primary content) and list of resources for additional information.
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Performance and Scalability Assessment of Customer Implementation for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 This paper provides a sample final report on the results, conclusions, and recommendations from a performance and scalability assessment of a customer’s implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
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Improving Microsoft Dynamics CRM Performance and Securing Data with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 contains a variety of features that, when implemented properly, can improve the performance of a Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 4.0 implementation and secure the data within that deployment. These Microsoft SQL Server 2008 features include: – Compression – Sparse Columns – Transparent Data Encryption – Backup Compression The MS CRM E2 team, working in conjunction with the Microsoft SQL Server team, recently completed a project that was designed to:
1. Evaluate the new scenarios that these Microsoft SQL Server 2008 features expose
2. Measure the performance impact of implementing these features, both singly and in selected combinations This paper provides an overview of these Microsoft SQL Server 2008 features, together with benchmark results and recommendations for implementation.
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Using Encrypting File System and BitLocker to Protect Microsoft Dynamics CRM Data on Outlook Clients This white paper describes how to use EFS and BitLocker to protect CRM data on clients running Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP. Depending on the type of information being gathered by a CRM user working offline, it may be advisable to secure the CRM data on the client computer to help prevent theft via remote access or limit exposure if the computer containing the data were stolen. This white paper explains how to use Microsoft® BitLocker™ Drive Encryption (BitLocker) and Encrypting File System (EFS) to protect data stored on Microsoft Dynamics CRM clients for Outlook running on Windows Vista Enterprise Service Pack 1 (SP1). The paper also explains how to use EFS to protect data on client computers running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (SP3).
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Internet Facing Deployment (IFD) Installation Basics IFD allows the customers to configure their CRM system to be reachable from outside the intranet (i.e. internet or outside of the firewall). The main difference when using IFD vs. typical on-premise deployment is how users are authenticated. When using the on-premise version, IIS handles most of the authentication via integrated windows authentication. There are however custom CRM authentication handler modules registered during setup to assist in the process. In IFD, the web site is opened for anonymous access and the authentication relies on the presence of the CRM ticket cookie. This cookie is obtained by starting off from a sign-in page. Any page request that does not contain the CRM ticket cookie also gets redirected to it. This page deletes any expired CRM ticket cookies and if the user has provided correct credentials at the sign-in page, a new CRM ticket cookie would be written and used in later requests.
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Internet Facing Deployment (IFD) Installation Basics This document describes configuring Microsoft Dynamics CRM (On-Premise Edition) for Internet-facing deployment (IFD), and a few of the common issues and resolutions associated with Microsoft Dynamics CRM IFD.
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