Dynamics CRM – Year Review from my notes…

2013 has been a huge year for us all Microsoft Dynamics CRM professionals. I thought I would take a few minutes to review my blog stats and make a quick review of what has been helpful to people in the communities over the past 12 months.

The CRM development tools is one of the most popular. The idea back then was to build a CRM Solutions deployment utility to help support a development environment that resembles what MVP Gonzalo Ruiz describes on his blog post. With time, this had become a fairly popular tool available on Codeplex and I’ve received a lot of feature requests. Obviously, with all the time that I have, I was able to integrate… almost none of them J. Hopefully, 2014 will be a better year.

The other very popular article is the one about MSCRM and data archiving. It is something that almost every client will ask for prior to buying a CRM solution and there still isn’t a straight answer. It always depends on why you need to archive, how much money you want to spend on it and who is going to do the job for you. With CRM 2013 coming out and SQL 2012, I may dig into some of the new performance metric and write an update on that topic over the next year.

The CRM 2013 Client API series has been a success as well.

For 2014, I am planning to start by writing a more concise article that highlights the changes in the CRM 2013 APIs including client and server operations. I will also spend some more time evaluating ISV solutions which I cannot wait to get my hands on. In the meantime, enjoy the holidays my CRM people!


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