Integrating a Firewalled CRM with your Website

Philip Richardson of Business Software in the Cloud

A couple of days ago Catherine Eibner posted a short tutorial showing how to integrate MSCRM with your Website. This works great if the back end of your website can access your CRM server. Now this isn’t always the case … this is where .NET Services can help.

Scenario

Contoso has a website which is hosted by a 3rd Party provider (eg. Web Central, Rackspace etc etc). Contoso also has a regular on-premise CRM 4.0 server (which is not exposed to the internet). Contoso wants it’s website to be able to read/write data from the CRM server in real time.

To solve this problem we would use the Service Bus. This service allows us to connect multiple firewalled systems together. A great intro to the Service Bus can be found in this PDC keynote session by Don Box and Chris Anderson. I’d also recommend this session by John Shewchuk: A Lap Around the Azure Services Platform.

Download our SDK and Register for our Services (please note there may be some delays in providing invite codes as we are ‘throttling’ access to our services during this phase of the Community Technical Preview).

Bill Owens

Bill Owens

Bill Owens, CRM Practice Manager at Affiliated, is a seasoned technology and business consultant with more than 15 years of experience and leads the strategic growth and direction of Affiliated’s CRM practice. He is a proven expert at helping organizations succeed in the implementation and integration of on-premise and cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Bill has been a featured speaker for several CRM local events and national conferences including CRM User Groups throughout Ohio and the CRMUG Summit. You can reach Bill at bill.owens@aresgrp.com or (614) 973-5075.
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