[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]

Book excerpt: Developing Offline Solutions

The chapter "Developing Offline Solutions" from the book Programming Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 shows you how to design high-value solutions with guidance from Microsoft Dynamics CRM experts. Get answers to common questions about setting up the design environment and building custom solutions with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Delve into core architecture, tools, and techniques, and learn how to exploit powerful customization features. Authored by industry-leading experts, this book shows how to deliver intelligent Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions that meet the unique challenges and requirements of your business. Discover how to:

  • Set up the development environment.
  • Enhance the product's APIs with your own code.
  • Execute business logic using plug-ins.
  • Build custom workflows that extend native workflow functions.
  • Create user-friendly integration with scripts and application extensions.
  • Code custom pages optimized for Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook with Offline Access.
  • Extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM using ASP.NET.
  • Create advanced Windows Workflow Foundation solutions.
  • Extend multilingual and multicurrency features.
  • Construct a custom security-access solution.

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Jim Steger, Mike Snyder, Brad Bosak, Corey O'Brien, Philip Richardson





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About the Authors

Jim Steger has architected and led multiple award-winning Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments, including complex enterprise integration projects. He's been developing solutions and writing code forMicrosoft Dynamics CRM since the version 1.0 beta. He acted as a technical reviewer for several of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM certification exams. Jim is a cofounder and principal of Sonoma Partners, a Chicago-based consulting firm that specializes in Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations.

Mike Snyder is recognized as an industry-leading CRM expert. He is also a cofounder and principal of Sonoma Partners. Microsoft twice awarded Sonoma Partners the Global Microsoft CRM Partner of the Year.