Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 has come a long way from its predecessors in many areas. For companies using both CRM 2011 and SharePoint 2010, the improvements can be appreciated even more since Dynamics CRM 2011 has native SharePoint 2010 document management capabilities right out of the box.
This functionality is apparent in a couple of different places in the CRM 2011 web interface. First, there is a page under the Settings section for Document Management. Second, some entities will have a Documents area available on their forms. Please see the screen shot in Figure 1 below. (Click on any image to see full-size.)
For this write-up, I’ll be focusing on the Document Management page and the required steps for configuring access to SharePoint 2010 as well as installing the SharePoint List Component.