Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Application Design

I recently had the opportunity to review Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Application Design, written by Mahender Pal, a very talented developer and who also happens to be a Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP.

Although the book does start off with a nice introduction to Dynamics CRM, that is useful for anyone who wants to know more about the application, this book is definitely targeted at those who either are or want to be Dynamics CRM developers.  More specifically those who want to learn how to leverage CRM as a development platform (XRM).  You will need to have some knowledge of .Net, JavaScript, and Silverlight to get the most from your time with the book.

As mentions, Chapter One provides a nice overview of the Dynamics CRM application to include deployment options, the web, outlook, and mobile client, software and hardware requirements, out-of-the-box modules.  Chapter 2 takes you immediately into Dynamics CRM development.  The author wastes no time moving quickly into the meat of the subject.

One of the nice surprises about this book is that you will not not only read about how to develop using Dynamics CRM but will also gain hands-on experience.  Mahender uses an approach similar to that used by Jim Wang and Darren Lui when writing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 New Features.  In Jim and Darren’s book, the authors walk you through the actual creation of a Dynamics CRM project.  In this book, Mahender walks you through not one but several projects to include the creation of a Training Enrollment System, Employee Recruitment Management System, Hotel Management application, Bing Maps application using Silverlight, Editable Grid , and an Issue Tracker application.  You will also learn about creating solutions, the email router, web resources and more.

The only question at this point is; are you ready?  If you are ready then I encourage you to purchase this book.  Get started today on your Dynamics CRM development journey or continue on your path. Either way you will be sure to improve your skills and learn from one who is obviously well ahead of the pack when it comes to developing real world solutions that solve every day business needs.



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