Dynamics CRM and Windows Azure RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I am new in windows azure, and I have some work with ms crm on premise deployment type & crm online.

    now I have requirement to work ms crm in azure, is anyone can help me what I can do with ms crm and windows azure to work together? I just need a glance concept first... what is relationship between ms crm and azure :)

    please share for the newbie like me in this area.


    Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:36 PM


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  • What is is that you're looking to do?  The value of running a CRM server in an Azure virtual server is questionable, especially since CRM doesn't support Azure Active Directory, meaning you still need to roll your own AD and everything.  CRM Online would  be a far better option.

    As for integration, CRM and Azure have robust endpoints to communicate with each other.  As Azure is a pretty open-ended platform, the question of "how to integrate CRM and Azure" is answered with "What do you want to do in Azure?"  There's no one thing Azure and CRM do together.  However, if you need web services built out to support a complex CRM deployment, and you don't want local servers, Azure is a good way to set up and deploy them.  If you need to sync data with other systems, and you need a queue in the middle to guarantee data is never lost, Azure is a good idea there (though Scribe/Scribe Online is arguably better). 

    So what are you trying to do?

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    Thursday, February 19, 2015 2:48 PM
  • Hi Wayne,

    thanks for your explanation, actually if I refer from my architecture that I often used at on-premise deployment (AD server, APP server, DB server). in azure i am trying to put my APP server and DB server, and connect to the own existing AD server. Is possible if I just use Virtual Machine service in Azure?


    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:09 AM
  • As far as I know currently that is not a supported configuration.

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    • Marked as answer by pntr Saturday, March 21, 2015 4:24 AM
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:16 AM