The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 External Connector enables customers to extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM to their external users such as customers, partners, suppliers, and end users who access a copy of the server software (for which a license was acquired),
through any application/graphical user interface (GUI), other than the Microsoft Dynamics CRM client.
External Users are users who are not either (i) your or your affiliates. employees, or (ii) your or your affiliates. onsite contractors or agents, External users also does not include hosted-software service users, such as those already licensing via the Microsoft Service Provider License (SPLA).
An External Connector must be purchased for each server that hosts an application that provides external access to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 data as described above.
External users should not be using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 applications & GUIs directly.
The alternative is for every external user to acquire a CAL
For the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011, there is one External Connector functionality:
The External Connector provides external users with limited API access and limited read-write access to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 data, such as that provided through any application/graphical user interface.
The External Connector SKU will appear on price lists as the DynCRMExtConn.
The use rights supported for External Connector include:
Read-only access to ˇ§Microsoft Dynamics CRM functionality
Data privileges to create Standard and Custom entity records.
Data privileges to append, append to, and update Standard and Custom entity records created by any CRM user.
No data privileges to assign, share, or delete records.
Access to CRM server software and Microsoft Dynamics CRM functionality through any application/graphical user interface (GUI), other than the Microsoft Dynamics CRM client.
An External Connector is a license only, and does not include any physical software components, and does not include licensing for any other Microsoft products.
If external scenarios integrate with Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint or any other product license rights for these must be established separately.