The Connector for Microsoft Dynamics
Acknowledging a need for a tool that would allow for simple yet powerful data transfer among Dynamics packages, Microsoft released a utility called the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics. With it, partners and users are able to maintain common data across different Dynamics packages without the need for writing custom code, creating SSIS packages or purchasing third party migration tools.
The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Instance Adapter
Up to this point, migrating data between two CRM instances has not been supported by the Connector, but that has changed with the release of the new CRM 2011 Instance Adapter. This adapter was built specifically with the purpose of transferring data between CRM 2011 instances in any hosting environment. Maintaining consistent data across multiple organizations or migrating entire datasets across hosting environments has never been more efficient or economical.
How to Use the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Instance Adapter
PowerObjects has created the following blogs in order to make the process of downloading, installing, configuring and using the new CRM Instance Adapter as painless as possible. You can either follow the blogs in the order we’ve provided below or skip to the specific topic you need.
- Installing the CRM Adapter Blog
- How to setup the Adapter Blog
- Configuration Utility Blog
- Mapping Entity Blog
- Initial Integrations Blog
- Multi-Lookup Entity References Blog