locked
CRM 2011 - Change to IFD Deployment RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Currently we have CRM 2011 on premise (UR 14) installation and would like to change it to IFD to accomodate our external staff and few customers. Have read few blogs and watched videos about how to set it up but need some input regarding  below questions?

    1. What will happen to Plugins,Javascript and Silverlight custom codes where server URL is involved? Is there any changes  requires in these custom code?

    2. It appears from the info that we have to live with 2 URLS. one for our internal staff and second for our remote staff who gonna use IFD version.Can we establish some mechanism where single url will serve both the parties ? and any possible solution where internal staff can use on-premise version and external staff uses IFD with same URL ?

    3. Do we need to make any changes the way Outlook works with CRM ?

    4. If we have any third pary addons, do we need to make any changes to make them work?

    If any other checks you guys think we should consider, then please share.

    This is our first hand experience with this deployment so bit concern about the outcome as the whole process involves lots of bits and pieces.

    Thanks in advance.

    Joe

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:26 AM

Answers

  • 1. What will happen to Plugins,Javascriptand Silverlight custom codes where server URL is involved? Is there any changes  requires in these custom code?

    There will be no impact on the plugins. You can start using the getclientUrl() made available in recent rollups. This will ensure the scripts and Silverlight webresourcesdo not cause cross-domain errors.

    2. It appears from the info that we have to live with 2 URLS. one for our internal staff and second for our remote staff who gonnause IFD version.Canwe establish some mechanism where single urlwill serve both the parties ? and any possible solution where internal staff can use on-premise version and external staff uses IFD with same URL ?

    Once IFD is configured you can have even your internal staff use IFD urlwithout any issues. They will be presented with a form to login and that could then be made the standard way for accessing CRM from anywhere.

    3. Do we need to make any changes the way Outlook works with CRM ?

    You need to reconfigure outlook using the IFD URL if you want for internal users. Using IFD URL would ensure if your internal users take their laptops outside the corporate network they would still be able to access CRM through Outlook with the IFD URL. This is however a policy decision that your company would need to make.

    4. If we have any third paryaddons, do we need to make any changes to make them work?

    Most companies ensure their products are IFD compatible, you would however need to check their documentation or contact them to ensure support for IFD.

    Since you say this is your first attempt, it might be a good idea to first convert a test CRM install to IFD and see if it serves your purpose before you convert your production system to IFD.

    HTH

    Sam

     


    Dynamics CRM MVP | Inogic | http://inogic.blogspot.com| news at inogic dot com

    If this post answers your question, please click "Mark As Answer" on the post and "Mark as Helpful"

    • Proposed as answer by Sam - Inogic Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by CRM Thirsty Thursday, September 26, 2013 4:48 AM
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:37 AM

All replies

  • 1. What will happen to Plugins,Javascriptand Silverlight custom codes where server URL is involved? Is there any changes  requires in these custom code?

    There will be no impact on the plugins. You can start using the getclientUrl() made available in recent rollups. This will ensure the scripts and Silverlight webresourcesdo not cause cross-domain errors.

    2. It appears from the info that we have to live with 2 URLS. one for our internal staff and second for our remote staff who gonnause IFD version.Canwe establish some mechanism where single urlwill serve both the parties ? and any possible solution where internal staff can use on-premise version and external staff uses IFD with same URL ?

    Once IFD is configured you can have even your internal staff use IFD urlwithout any issues. They will be presented with a form to login and that could then be made the standard way for accessing CRM from anywhere.

    3. Do we need to make any changes the way Outlook works with CRM ?

    You need to reconfigure outlook using the IFD URL if you want for internal users. Using IFD URL would ensure if your internal users take their laptops outside the corporate network they would still be able to access CRM through Outlook with the IFD URL. This is however a policy decision that your company would need to make.

    4. If we have any third paryaddons, do we need to make any changes to make them work?

    Most companies ensure their products are IFD compatible, you would however need to check their documentation or contact them to ensure support for IFD.

    Since you say this is your first attempt, it might be a good idea to first convert a test CRM install to IFD and see if it serves your purpose before you convert your production system to IFD.

    HTH

    Sam

     


    Dynamics CRM MVP | Inogic | http://inogic.blogspot.com| news at inogic dot com

    If this post answers your question, please click "Mark As Answer" on the post and "Mark as Helpful"

    • Proposed as answer by Sam - Inogic Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by CRM Thirsty Thursday, September 26, 2013 4:48 AM
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:37 AM
  • Thanks Sam for this quick reply and explanation.

    Regards,

    Joe

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 4:49 AM