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From the Blogs: License Keys That Work, Dynamics Entrepreneur Qs, Top Downloads, and More

by Jason Gumpert
January 29 2008

"De-Mystifying" CRM License Key Problems. It seems a chronic problem with Microsoft CRM has to do with license keys that don't work quite right. The problem is continuing with CRM 4.0, according to the company's UK blog. A team member observes that, "quite frankly, we didn't make this particularly easy for you." In an effort to "de-mystify the whole process," this team member explains the eight different kinds of license keys, as well as why there might be license key problems in going from a trial to real version of CRM 4.0.

Just What Is Dynamics Entrepreneur Supposed to Do? It seems there's some confusion about Dynamics Entrepreneur Solution, introduced recently in the Netherlands. We wrote about its introduction a few weeks back, but at the blog of independent troubleshooter Mark Brummel, readers wonder about its GUI, how many users it supports, under what conditions it should be used versus regular NAV, and why it was introduced first in the Netherlands. Interesting discussion.

Announcing the Top Downloads of 2007. At, the top three voted by readers are: CodeGenius Studio 2007, Waldo Dynamics NAV Notepad, and DW NavBack Lite Beta. This is the second annual award. Go to the site for links to the downloads:

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About Jason Gumpert

As the editor of, Jason oversees all editorial content on the site and at our events, as well as providing site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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