Dynamics CRM Development Part – 1

How to Create Development Environment for Dynamics CRM 4.0??

What are the software and Hardware Requirement for Dynamics CRM 4.0??

How to start Dynamics CRM 4.0 Development ??

Where we need to code in Dynamics CRM 4.0 Development ??

What language we can use in Dynamics CRM 4.0 Development ??

What are the libraries available for Dynamics CRM 4.0 Development??

I have seen this type of question many times in many CRM forums. When a technical guy starts CRM Development, he has lots of question in his mind related to MS CRM Development, I also had the same when I started CRM development, and I found this type of information is scattered on net and not easy to find for fresher. So I decided to write a series for CRM development. I will try to cover all information that any fresher required for CRM Development. So I think before starting writing CRM Development series I should define what is Dynamics CRM, also before Dynamic s CRM let’s start with CRM. What is CRM – CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management, it’s basically a way of managing customer, retaining old customer and attracting new customer by providing them the functionality, set of features that they require to manage their business. Microsoft CRM is a part of CRM family. This is also known as Dynamics CRM because it’s a part of Dynamics Product by Microsoft. It has basically four modules Sales, Marketing and Service. I am not going to detail all these modules. You can find more details about Dynamics CRM Modules and features in http://crm.dynamics.com/en-us/Default.aspx  and for different Dynamics CRM server option you can check my below post


Let’s focus on our Development part. First thing that we need for starting development is the Development; I love to use MS CRM VPC for my development work and R & D.  You can download latest VPC from Partner Source , but remember you should be a Microsoft partner for that.

Off course a better approach will to build your own Development server, if you want to familiar with Dynamics CRM installation process. You can refer below link to get all software and hardware requirement for Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 system requirements

You can download Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide from below link


This Guide includes:

  • Planning Guide:
  • Installing Guide:
  • Operating and Maintaining Guide:
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide Compiled HTML Help (CHM)

So let’s first create development environment 🙂 , I will come back with next part CRM Development Part – 2 where we will talk about different CRM Development options.

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