Announcement: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit

imageI’m very excited to announce the availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit. It’s a great collection of materials that allows .NET developers to learn the development features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and helps them build applications using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM Online.

Download the training kit here: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit.

The training kit includes various resources such as:

clip_image001 Presentations - Presentation decks in PowerPoint (.pptx) format that you can use to learn the concepts.

clip_image001[1] Videos - Video recordings of the presentation along with demos delivered by expert trainers.

clip_image001[2] Hands-on Labs - Hands-on labs with detailed instructions and source code that will walk you through the various development features.

No prior Dynamics CRM experience is required to go through this training kit. Familiarity with the .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual C#, Microsoft JScript, Microsoft SQL Server and general Web development is recommended.

imageWhat topics does this kit cover?

  • Introduction
  • Solutions
  • User Experience Extensibility
  • Visualizations and Dashboards
  • WCF Web Services
  • LINQ and oData
  • Plugins
  • Processes
  • Client Programming
  • Silverlight
  • SharePoint & CRM
  • Windows Azure & CRM
  • Upgrading from CRM 4.0 to CRM 2011
  • Dynamics Marketplace


Girish Raja

Comments (10)

  1. Marc Winder says:


  2. Edward says:

    Simply Amazing collection !!

  3. Thanks.... says:

    Thanks Ross and the content was built by one of your Australasian partners no less.

    There are also video recordings of all the presentation and demo content up on Channel 9

  4. Dokect IS says:

    Excelente! a Revisarlo

  5. Eric L says:

    I found it to be very helpful. However there are labs in there that are nearly impossible to complete because they assume that you have access to the a contoso virtual environments.  For Example the first thing in the workflow lab is to install a non-sandboxed plugin on the server disk.  I could not get this working in an On-Demand environment.  

  6. Girish Raja says:


    You could get the contoso orgs today by downloading the SDK (…/details.aspx) and the contoso org import files are found within this folder – “sdkhandsonlabsorgsetuppackages”.

    It was an unfortunate omission on our part and we’ll soon update the training kit to include them.

    Also if you need a virtual environment to run through the materials, you could build a virtual machine yourself by following this article:…/building-a-crm-2011-virtual-machine-video-walkthrough.aspx .



  7. Josh Behl says:

    When I try to add a step to the Service Endpoint through the Plug-in registration tool as it specifies in the Hands On Lab for Azure Service Bus Integration, I get the following error: "At least one Step Deployment must be specified."

    I have been through the instructions countless times and I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong.  Any ideas?  I have read that others are havnig this exact same issue but there have been no solutions found.

  8. Chad says:

    How do you get the contoso sites/data setup?  I have installed the SDK and the training kit, but It seems to require having the site setup to use Contoso (ex.. http://crm/contoso1)


  9. David Yack says:

    Chad – you can look in handsonlabsorgsetupfiles and there is a Readme.docx that gives basic instructions.  

    Josh – That's an issue with the plug-in registration tool – in the Azure lab you can find the hotfix for the tool that changes one line to allow it to work.


  10. SteveC says:

    Is there an update of this for 2013 and 2015?



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