CRM 2011 – Free Developer Training Course for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Released

I saw this flash up on twitter the other day and when I have looked at it again I realised that this was released quite a while ago but it’s always good to refresh information.  The original link went to here which actually gives a very succinct summary of the training course

it covers these sections

  • Introduction to the Dynamics CRM 2011 Training Course
  • Solutions in Dynamics CRM 2011
  • User Experience Extensibility
  • Visualizations and Dashboards
  • WCF Web Services
  • LINQ and oData
  • Plug-ins
  • Processes
  • Client Programming
  • Silverlight
  • SharePoint and CRM
  • Azure
  • Upgrading from CRM 4.0 to CRM 2011
  • Dynamics Marketplace

The course is based around the excellent channel 9 videos and although it downloads 127 megs of data the videos are not downloaded and when you click on them it basically streams them off the internet.  I felt this was a bit disappointing because you might want to work on this offline but then really everyone is online these days.

I had to use CRM 2011 whilst it was in beta and these videos were extremely helpful, especially in terms of understanding OData, LINQ, solutions, WCF and Plugins.

to go download the course go here

Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Course

to read about the different aspects of the training in more detail go to this page

an example is this is how they describe solutions in the training kit.

Solutions in Dynamics CRM 2011

Presentation/Video Description Hands-on Labs
Solutions – Data Modeling Describes the metadata-driven data model and tools that are used for customizing data to build xRM (Anything Relationship Management) and extended Microsoft Dynamics CRM business applications.
Solutions – Introduction Introduces the new Solutions feature that allows packaging of the customizations and code. Solution Packaging
Solutions – Managed and Unmanaged Covers managed and unmanaged solution package types.
Solutions – Publishing Explains various options for configuring and publishing a solution.
Solutions – Modularization Covers best practices for creating one or more solutions, particularly for modularizing and sharing components within a solution.
another useful link they have on that page is a link to the entity model
this would probably be pretty useful if you are starting out in CRM development, if you have been developing CRM for a while then you will have learnt about the relationships the hard way

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