REVIEW: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Scripting Cookbook

I recently received the e-book of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Scripting Cookbook (Packt Publishing by Nicolae Tarla) from the publisher for review.

The book has over 50 recipes divided in 10 chapters. It starts with basics of JavaScript in context of CRM and then goes into details of implementing validation, events handling, error handling, debugging etc. It also covers advanced topics like UI manipulation, using open source JavaScript libraries and framework and integration with Facebook, twitter etc. The book will be enjoyable and informative read for both the readers new as well as advanced.

Most of the recipes are nicely divided into following different sections

  • Getting Ready ( talks about what we need to implement the recipe)
  • How to do it ( step by step instructions on implementing it)
  • How it works ( this section goes into detail of the recipe)
  • There’s more… ( some additional information )
  • See Also ( references for further reading)

The book and all the recipes are so properly organized that it makes it very easy for the readers to understand and implement it, and also make reading the book a wonderful experience. A must read for everyone who loves working in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

We can get the book here

Reviewed Book: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Application Design


Last year I got an opportunity to review the “Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Application Design” book
written by Mahendar Pal (Packt Publishing). Mahendar is Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. He is a good friend of mine and we stay in touch with each other and mostly discuss things around CRM. The review process was roughly around 6 months.

Now about the book, I found it to be quite unique in regards that it talks about the design and implementation aspect of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. There are other good books available in the market on Microsoft Dynamics CRM, but they mostly talk about and explains the features available within the product. This makes the book helpful to both readers who are new to CRM as well as experienced.

There are total 8 chapters in the book in which readers will learn the basics of CRM 2011 and will also learn how to implement and create applications like Project Training Enrolment System, Employee Recruitment Management System, Hotel Management System etc. using CRM 2011. The readers will also get to learn how to create Silverlight applications, ASP.NET pages which integrates with CRM 2011.

Reading books is my hobby so was happy to get early access to the chapters for reading and reviewing and thanks to Mahendar and Packt Publishing for giving me this opportunity.

Lastly and most importantly I would also like to thank my friend and colleague Hina Mehta who helped me during the review process. She is an expert in CRM and CCA (which is an integral part of CRM now and there are very few people who have expertise on it). So her opinion and suggestions mattered a lot. You can subscribe to her blog here

All said and done,

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Book Review : Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 4 by Chris Anderson

Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 4Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 4 by Chris Anderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is surely one of the best books on business application development with Silverlight.

It starts with basics of Silverlight and XAML.

Then it gradually covers the important topics like Navigation Framework, WCF RIA Services, MVVM, OOB Mode etc.

It covers almost every aspect of developing a business application.

I don’t think there is any other book that explains this topic in such great detail.

I will highly recommend this book.

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