Chapter 2. Development Overview and Environment

As you begin your development with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you might be wondering how to best get started. Common questions include: How do I configure a development environment? What do I test? What hardware should I be considering?

This chapter focuses on the available options for your development and testing environments and also describes some useful development and deployment tools that can aid you in providing robust solutions on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 system overview

  • Hardware requirements

  • Development environment considerations

  • Testing environment considerations

  • Migrating data

  • Redeployment

  • Development tools

  • Additional development ...

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