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do we need windows azure fore customer protal deployment for crm 2011 online? RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi,

    I want to use customer portal with crm online

    do i need to use windows azure for crm online or we can host customer portal on any server and

    connect to crm online?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:29 PM

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  • You can host the customer portal on any server and connect to CRM Online.  That said, beware that performance is going to suffer as you are going across the internet and won't have the same performance as if you used Windows Azure to host your website.  Also consider that the internet frequently drops packets and there are load balancers that will time out sessions, giving you many 'transient' errors throughout the day.  The commercial portals from Adxstudio have additional logic in them to automatically handle the transient errors to make your portals more stable to use with CRM Online, in addition to increased performance.

    Shan McArthur www.shanmcarthur.net Check out the commercial edition of xRM portals @ www.adxstudio.com

    Thursday, August 30, 2012 12:31 PM
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