A good starting point for getting known to CRM is:
For the developers, there is also a Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit
On the Dev Center of Microsoft is an large amount of online training programs including possibility to do exercises using Virtual Lab or your own VM.
You can find it here.
SharePoint 2013 is also there with 18 modules !!
After deactivating and uninstalling a SharePoint 2010 solution, I got an error message.
The result: the solution was removed, but the feature was still there. When I installed and activated the solution again, there were two of features with the same name. So, I could not remove the feature by reinstall/de-install of the solution.
I used the Feature Admin Tool to find the left over feature and removed it.
You can find the tool : (Both 2007 and 2010)
BTW: it is also advised by SharePoint Joel ! and I’ll now add this to my SharePoint tool belt.
On my way to work, I just listened to a podcast of DeepFriedBytes. Check it our here: http://deepfriedbytes.com/
The podcast shortly touches the easiness of deploying your SQL to SQL Azure. The existence of the X-drive, meant for migrating legacy applications to the Cloud. Minor issue: only one worker process can write to it.
Azure has three types of storage: Table, Queue and Blobs. Table is the SQL part, Queue for the communication between the Web Role process and the Worker Role process and of course the Blobs to store files. There are samples to code against the Storage API.
Also mentioned the security model, used in Azure: Claims Based Authentication. Background to be found on Codeplex.
Just read read it and listen to it !
MSDN: Getting started with Azure development
Windows Azure Management Portal
Azure Storage Explorer
Windows Azure Platform Training Course