CRM 2011 – Online demonstration kit released

Microsoft have released an online demonstration kit today.  This is a great idea because it will enable people selling CRM to show off lots of aspects of the new features in CRM 2011.

I know that really we should ourselves create something like this but I did think Microsoft could do with creating some examples and scenarios to really show off the new functionality and that’s what they have done.

I have imported the default import but it doesn’t have many accounts and the examples are quite sparse in many ways.


The interesting part is they have done this using a solution, which makes it a very neat and tidy example in my opinion.  To find out more about the online demo you can go to this page Below is the main contents but it is worth going to the page below because it gives you the solution file and detailed instructions on how to install it.

Included in this Kit is more comprehensive data, Dashboards, Workflows and Dialogs illustrating core CRM capabilities in expanded scenarios.  Read on below to find detailed instructions on how to download and setup these assets.

What’s covered in this kit:

  • Extensive Sample Data
  • 13 Dashboards
  • 17 Workflows
  • 2 Dialogs
  • 1 Web Resource (phone number auto-formatting jscript)
  • 1 Option Set (Timeframe drop-down list to use across entities)
  • 2 E-mail Templates

CRM Online Scenarios

CRM 2011 – Excellent CRM Blog – CRM in the Field

I found an excellent CRM blog today, it’s odd even though I subscribe to Microsoft CRM blogs this one didn’t seem to appear.  The blog is called CRM in the field, it’s a blog written by a number of people but the quality of the articles are excellent.

I blogged about a post on it yesterday – where to find timeout settings in CRM

here are some of the good articles on the blog


Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics

Using Fiddler HTTP Debugger for CRM Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning

How to Create a Simple Webpage Leveraging The CRM 2011 IOrganizationService Web Service

Workflow and Async records in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

CRM 2011 Server Setup Commonly Asked Questions

CRM 2011 Outlook Client: Ten Tips Prior to Uprading