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 10:42 AM

All replies

  • Either scenario is feasible - of course it depends on what you want to do.

    With regard to AD - we rarely concern ourselves with that when considering development - very infrequently are actual users relevant during development cycles. With regard to specific questions:

    1. Higher cost of hardware and less control over product. QA (assuming in UK) will be slower (since you'll be accessing Indian servers). Additionally, you'll have overhead of merging the changes into one codeset (not impossible, but a pain). The biggest advantage is simultaneous entity development, but with merge requirements. Also - Perhaps a risk of localization/language issues with offsite server.

    2. This is typically how we see the situation - with the offshore team 'taking what they need' and then working locally on their systems, re-importing everything into the main source at EOD.


    -Marc W | http://www.webfortis.com | marc (at) webfortis (dot) com
    Saturday, November 20, 2010 2:48 AM