About Andrew Karasev

Andrew Karasev is Chief Technology Officer in Alba Spectrum Technologies USA nationwide Microsoft CRM, Microsoft Great Plains customization company, based in Chicago, California, Texas, New York, Georgia and Florida and having locations in multiple states and internationally (www.albaspectrum.com), he is Dexterity, SQL, C#.Net, Crystal Reports and Microsoft CRM SDK developer.
Microsoft CRM Implementation – US market lessons

Microsoft CRM is CRM answer from Microsoft Business Solutions. If you compare it to other traditional CRM applications, such as Siebel – you will see that Microsoft CRM does use all the resent Microsoft technologies, that means that Microsoft targets its CRM to Windows market exclusively, plus this means that Microsoft CRM is more difficult in its installation.

Microsoft CRM Development

Microsoft CRM is CRM answer from Microsoft Business Solutions.

Microsoft Great Plains – Payroll & HR Inexpensive solution? Not any more

Microsoft Great Plains is main Microsoft Business Solutions accounting package for the US market.

Microsoft Great Plains Partner Selection overview

Microsoft Great Plains, Navision, Solomon and Axapta are Microsoft Business Solutions ERP applications, serving to the whole spectrum of vertical and horizontal markets.

Crystal Reports – Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is the leader for inexpensive and middle size SQL solutions. Plus it is now capable to serve large enterprise on Microsoft Windows platform. Crystal Reports is the most flexible tool on the market and it has market recognition. Multiple software vendors offer Crystal Reports as the main reporting tool: Microsoft, Best Software, Oracle to name a few.

Microsoft CRM Customization

Microsoft CRM customization techniques are very diversified and based on the whole spectrum of recent Microsoft technologies. The main terms you should know are: Microsoft CRM SDK 1.2 and Visual Studio.Net 2003. And of course you should be familiar with all the legacy internet technologies, such as HTML, XML, XSLT, JavaScript and be good C#/VB/Net developer.

Programming Auto-apply in Accounts Receivable

Microsoft Great Plains is one of three Microsoft Business Solutions mid-market ERP products: Great Plains, Solomon, Navision.

Microsoft CRM or Siebel

Siebel is traditional CRM market leader, however and mostly due to recession 200-2003, Siebel lost sizable portion of CRM market to new tiger, such as Microsoft CRM.

Microsoft CRM Selection Advises

Microsoft CRM is recent (2001) CRM answer from Microsoft and attempt top get market share from traditional vendors: Siebel, Oracle, Onyx. Now it is targeted to the whole spectrum of horizontal and vertical market clientele. It is tightly integrated with other Microsoft Business Solutions products such as Microsoft Great Plains, Solomon, Navision (the last two in progress).

Microsoft Navision Integration with Microsoft RMS
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Microsoft Business Solutions Navision serves both European and American megamarkets.

Navision Customization: Business Notification tips for Programmer/IT Specialist

Microsoft Business Solutions Navision is one of four Microsoft ERP applications: Navision, Axapta, Solomon and Great Plains. Navision has huge market share in Europe and becomes more popular in US, especially for Manufacturing companies.

Microsoft CRM Customization: Integration with third party SQL Application/Database

Microsoft CRM – Client Relationship Management package from Microsoft Business Solutions was initially designed to be customizable with Microsoft Visual Studio.Net and one of its programming languages – C#.Net or VB.Net.

Microsoft Great Plains Remote Support – overview

Microsoft Great Plains is now standard mid-market ERP application, serving the whole spectrum of businesses.

Microsoft Great Plains: Manufacturing or Bill of Materials – overview for IT Specialist

Microsoft Great Plains is main Microsoft Business Solutions product, targeted to mid-size companies.

Microsoft Great Plains SQL Querying Trivia

This is beginner level SQL scripting article for DB Administrator, Programmer, IT Specialist.

Microsoft CRM Customization secrets second edition

This article is for advanced Microsoft CRM SDK C# developers. It describes the technique of direct SQL programming, when SDK doesn’t have the functionality to do the job.

Microsoft Great Plains Installation overview for IT Director/Controller

Microsoft Great Plains is main mid-market application from Microsoft Business Solutions.

Microsoft Great Plains Integration Manager Advanced Techniques

Microsoft Business Solutions main middle market ERP application – Microsoft Great Plains has multiple integration options: MS SQL Scripting (stored procedures and views), ADO.Net programming, Microsoft SQL Server DTS packages.

Microsoft Great Plains Integrations – Tips for developers

In this short FAQ style article we would like to introduce you – software developer, programmer, database administrator into Microsoft Great Plains Integration tools and options.

Microsoft Great Plains – Microsoft RMS Integration

Microsoft Great Plains and Microsoft Retail Management System (Microsoft RMS) are originally developed by different software vendors, who had no idea that in the remote future (now) these two applications will be owned by Microsoft and will need to be tightly integrated.

Microsoft CRM Customization – Processing In/out-going Email Messages

We would like to give you several situations, when you may need custom development and programming to improve Microsoft CRM functionality. This overview is for programmer, software developer, IT specialist, database administrator.

Microsoft Great Plains Customization and Development

When Great Plains Software was designing and developing Great Plains Dynamics/Dynamics CS+/eEnterprise – it placed several fundamental principles into the system.

Microsoft CRM Programming Secrets tips for developers
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This article is for advanced Microsoft CRM SDK C# developers. It describes the technique of direct SQL programming, when SDK doesn’t have the functionality to do the job.

Microsoft CRM Typical Customizations

Microsoft CRM was designed to be easily customizable. Microsoft CRM Software Development Kit (MS CRM SDK) which you can download from Microsoft website contains descriptions of the objects or classes, exposed for customization. It has sample code in C# and partially in VB.Net. In Visual Studio.Net you can analyze all the classes, used by Microsoft developers to create MS CRM – you will discover that most of them are not documented in MS CRM SDK. Microsoft will not support your customization if you use undocumented class or do direct SQL access to CRM database.