SharePoint List Web Part for CRM 4.0 Released

I am so happy to announce that the List Web Part (LWP) for Dynamics CRM 4.0 is released to the public. You can download it here.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in the early preview for the LWP and I admit: I was excited and very happy with the result. While testing the LWP my expectations were to have an alternative to the MOSS Business Data Catalog. And although it has not all the same possibilities (which is normal since it is just one web part), I feel that the LWP really lived up to my expectations. On top of that, it is very flexible, so you can adapt it to your own needs (select CRM view, select the CRM or SharePoint style, create connections to other web parts, …).

The big advantage is that no developer or BDC Application Definition file is required. All you need is the URL! So everyone can use it. Power Users/End users can configure them. To loan some words from another Microsoft campaign: Everyone Gets it! ;)

So, what are you waiting for? Download it and try it out!

I can’t wait to see if any of my feedback has made it into the final release. :)