|Required storage||Yearly cost|
|Year 1||100 GB||€ 4.800|
|Year 2||200 GB||€ 9.600|
|Year 3||300 GB||€ 14.400|
- Use SharePoint Online as document storage – see Using SharePoint Online to store Dynamics CRM Online Documents for more details. This is the preferred solution if you also need to leverage SharePoint features such as document metadata, authoring/editing of Office documents, version management, etc… From a user perspective, this might however be a way of working which is not as smooth as expected.
- Use Azure Blob storage to store your documents/files - Azure Blob storage will roughly cost between 0.02 and 0.05 EUR/GB/month depending on reequired redundancy and type of storage (for an exact pricing ). You will off course still need a solution to externalize these blobs. You can develop your own solution (you can use https://dynamicscrmbinarystorageoptions.codeplex.com/ as a starting point) or purchase a third party add-on such as ProStorageSaver from ProMX which will store attachments within Azure Blob Storage. Recently there is however a new solution available from Microsoft Labs on Appsource – Attachment Management
Figure 1. Screenshot of upload files control with drag and drop support
This is a preview solution and there are still some issues:
- Menu item for "Azure Blob Storage Settings" did not appear underneath Settings>Extensions – you can however manually add it through customization
- Preview of documents within the grid listing does not seem to work correctly as visible in figure 2 above.