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Part III: Advanced Topics > Developing Offline Solutions

Chapter 10. Developing Offline Solutions

One of the unique benefits of Microsoft Dynamics CRM is that your users can use Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook with Offline Access to work with customer data while they are disconnected from the server. This feature can come in handy if your users need to work someplace without an Internet connection, such as on an airplane, at a trade show, or onsite at a customer’s office. Microsoft Dynamics CRM refers to the concept of working disconnected from the server as working offline. When the user reconnects to the server again (known as going online), Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook with Offline Access will automatically perform a bidirectional update of data changes with the server. Therefore, records created or modified while offline update to the CRM server.

As a developer, you should know how your programming customizations will behave if your company deploys Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook with Offline Access. Fortunately, Microsoft Dynamics CRM includes an offline API so that most of your programming customizations can run offline in addition to online. Of course, you should learn about a few unique nuances to developing offline solutions. One of the most significant constraints of offline development is that workflow rules and asynchronous plug-ins do not execute offline.


  

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