Setting up of CRM Dynamics enviornment for development purpose RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are in the process of setting up a CRM Dynamics development enviornment. There will be an offshore team(in India) and onsite team(in UK), both working simultaneously.

    We need to confirm which of the following scenarios are feasible:

    1. We have seperate CRM Dynamics servers for onsite and offshore teams. It will have separate ADs.

    2. We have a CRM Dynamics server only at onsite or offshore.

    Please give details which scenario is possible and what are the advantages and disadvantages in both cases?

    Friday, November 19, 2010 10:47 AM

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  • Hi,

    I alwasy good to have a Server where both teams can work simultaneously. Please see the below link [Setting Up Your Development Environment]:


    Hoep it helps.

    Thanks, Ranjitsingh R | http://mscrm-developer.blogspot.com/ | MS CRM Consultant
    Monday, November 22, 2010 2:08 AM
  • For me it depends on the type of work both teams are going to do. If, for instance, almost all work is about customization then I would suggest to set up a common environment. Maybe two different organizations to avoid problems, but using the same environment could be fine.

    If, on the other hand, plugin development is required, any of the teams will need to make frequent 'iisreset's which could drastically affect each other. In this case, I would suggest to have 3 environments (maybe VMs against same domain and same SQL, but 3 CRM environments), distributed this way:

     1 for onsite team, 1 for offshore and the other one to consolidate work, as a 'staging server'.

    I also suggest you take a look at this post which describes the behavior under MSCRM when 2 or more customizers work on same objects.

    Hope it helps,


    Microsoft MVP Dynamics CRM | My Twitter: http://twitter.com/pabloperalta | My blog: http://weblogs.asp.net/pabloperalta
    Monday, November 22, 2010 6:34 PM