CRM as a Rapid Development Platform

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The following chapter is an excerpt from CRM as a Rapid Development Platform, by David Yack (ISBN 978-0981511818, Copyright 2008 by We Speak You Learn, LLC and David Yack): Chapter 3‐ The Developer and Team Workspace.

About the Book

Leveraging Microsoft Dynamics CRM as an application development platform to build real world business solutions that go beyond what you think of as "Just CRM," Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 provides all the capabilities to be a foundation for building line of business applications and saves you a ton of time! In this book, you will learn that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is an application development platform not just a CRM package. We will explore how its declarative data modeling, security model, dynamic SOA Web Service creation and other platform services make it a fast and easy platform for development. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 uses popular developer technologies like Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Windows Workflow Foundation for process automation. See how you can build your applications on top of it, integrate with it or simply extend it using ASP.NET, SharePoint, Silverlight, Virtual Earth, Custom Workflow Activities, Mobile and more.

About the Authors

David Yack is the CTO of Colorado Technology Consultants, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner based in Colorado. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET. As a senior hands on technology and business consultant with over 20 years of industry experience, David enjoys developing applications on the Microsoft platforms, specializing in large system architecture and design. David embraced .NET during the final beta days of version 1.0 and has been helping clients migrate and build new applications on the technology, as well as helping to mentor and train their staffs.

David has a special interest in Microsoft Business Solutions and its integration capabilities. David has been involved in all aspects of multiple Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments using both the onsite and hosted model. He has been instrumental in the development of numerous projects using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform as vertical solutions from an ISV perspective. David has been a trainer for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and has been traveling globally on behalf of Microsoft training their leading ISVs on the capabilities of the new version of the platform.