Enterprise Search

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Released: Jan 6, 2009
Updated: Jan 31, 2009 by reubenk
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Release Notes

This is Release 1 of 2 of the Enterprise Search Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

The enterprise search accelerator allows Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) customers to view and search for Microsoft Dynamics CRM data directly from their SharePoint portals. By combining these two technologies users from different areas of the business will be able to:
  • View and edit any Microsoft Dynamics CRM data such as accounts, contacts, opportunities, sales orders, invoices, service cases and any custom entity data through MOSS.
  • Launch a MOSS search which can return documents, emails, web content and Microsoft Dynamics CRM data.

The enterprise search accelerator provides one enterprise portal that users can search and view important customer information and documents from several sources within the organization. Additionally, the technology, Business Data Catalog (BDC), and techniques used with this accelerator can be employed to surface data from other line of business applications to further enrich the MOSS portal.

The BDC makes it easy for people to connect to, find, and act on information stored in structured line-of-business systems (such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM) by using a declarative framework to securely integrate them into search results. With the BDC customers and partners can configure actionable audience-specific portals, dashboards and mash-up interfaces for this data without writing any code.

Release 1 (this release) includes key documentation on how to deploy MOSS Enterprise Search connecting to Microsoft Dynamics CRM on the standard Microsoft Virtual PC demonstration image.

Release 2 will provide additional documentation and tools to allow you to customize your enterprise search solution for different customer and partner requirements.

Reviews for this release

Reuben, when is the Release 2 coming out, or does anyone knows ?
by eone on Sep 6, 2010 at 7:57 AM
Great article but cant get it to work in production error in logs when trying to crawl or using the webparts...Invalid object name 'FilteredActivityPointer'. and complaining about the filtering sql???
by jamesbruiners on Feb 3, 2009 at 4:08 PM
It was simple to install on the standard CRM VPC image, and the documnetation included two small tutorials that showcased the two basic features. Well done.
by stevemchapman on Jan 8, 2009 at 5:33 PM