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Aug112008

New CRM Developer Book

In my spare time (ha! ) for the last year I have been working on writing a book targeted to developing applications on CRM 4.0.  Originally, the book was going to be a short book focusing on workflow but has grown to over 600 pages covering all developer centric topics.  In the book I talk about everything from setting up a developer environment to using SilverLight with CRM.   You can read the full press release on the book on MarketWatch here.

This is not a "user" book, it's a developer book.  I might even go as far as saying a power admin that wants to understand more about what's going on would benefit as well.  The book goes deeper into developer topics like client scripting, web services, plug-ins and workflow than any of the other books currently released.

Most of the chapters in the book have samples that go along with them.  There's also a Jump Start Framework that's over 13,000 lines of reusable code to jump start your learning of the platform. The license of the code is simple buy the book use the code....any questions?  It includes things like client script to make calling the web services easier - no more concatenating strings and hoping it works. It also includes plug-ins, workflow activities and more. I will be blogging more in the future about some of the cool things in the samples  and the framework that you can leverage.  Realistically, even if you only used a few lines of the code it would pay back for the book 2-3 times over.

The book is available from the book web site http://www.thecrmbook.com and will be available in a month or so on Amazon and other retailers.  The book is also available in e-book with simple content control - no complicated DRM (rights management) to drive you nuts.  I've also started recording How-To videos here.  They are starting really basic, but I will be diving deeper over time. If you have request send them my way.

Since you put up with my blog posts, I wanted to make it worth your while since many of you helped shape the content of the book.  When you purchase your copy if you put daveblog in the discount code field on the checkout you will receive $10.00 off your print book purchase.

Why are you still here? Go buy your copy here http://www.thecrmbook.com/Purchase/PurchaseBook.aspx

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Reader Comments (4)

Congratulations David!

I haven't done any work with Microsoft CRM yet - But it's a big uptake of Microsoft Dynamics home in Norway, so I'll sure keep your book in the back of my head if I get involved with a CRM project!

Best regards,
Jonas Follesø
Microsoft RD, Norway (stationed in Australia for a year)
August 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJonas Follesø
Congratulations David, great job. haven't worked with CRM but it looks promising, will check out the book.
August 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdnan Masood
Congratulations with this great book Dave! I know what an effort it is to write decent documentation, let alone a book!

I've already downloaded the ebook, but I'll surely be getting the printed version soon.
August 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeffry van de Vuurst
Thanks Guys!
August 12, 2008 | Registered CommenterDavid Yack

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