Information on CRM 2011 portals

I was asked about portals and CRM 2011 today.

The portal solution provided by Microsoft will allow you to quickly get a working portal solution up and running and helps you manage the security settings for the users and other administrative tasks

Below is the  portal information I have found

The first is slightly unusual but the Customer Portal is listed twice on the market place, one has one review of 5 stars and the other has 9 reviews of an average of 3.5.  This does seem quite low for a Microsoft endorsed accelerator (1o reviews!)

http://dynamics.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/Customer-Portal-for-Microsoft-Dynamics-CRM-2011-12884910826

http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-gb/applications/customer-portal-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011-12884910826

 

I have found a video on setting up the Customer portal

 

There is also a whole section in the CRM 2011 SDK

Portal Developer Guide for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

 

The document above is very useful, below are the sections it covers

 

Prepare for Portal Development
Prepare for portal development and read about best practices. 
ASP.NET Web Forms and Data Binding
Learn how to use the portal toolkit for data binding into Web forms.
Manage Portal Content
Learn about content management with the portal toolkit.
Portal Authentication
Learn about authentication with the portal toolkit.
Use the Web Site Copy Tool
Learn how to use the Web site copy tool.
Portal Walkthroughs
Step-by-step instructions on how to create a portal console application, plug-in and Web application.

 

 

 

 

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