Dynamics CRM 2011, 2013 and 2015 useful Tools and Features


Here are some of the tools and features that we use as a team and see some of our customers using in their environments. We’ll be going over some of these at our Convergence 2014 Customization Tips and Tricks sessions but wanted to provide links for customers and partners to reference.

 

Name

URL

PFE Core Library for 2011 / 2013 / 2015 (Also available on NuGet) Download
Dynamics CRM Organization Settings Editor Download
CRM 2011 / 2013 /2015 Code Generator for Visual Studio Download
CRM Chart Map for 2011 / 2013 Download
CRM 2013 SDK Download
CRM 2015 SDK Download
XRM Tools Download
CRM Command line Tools Download

Plugin Registration Tool (SDK)

Download

Developer Toolkit (SDK)

Download

Xrm Toolbox

Download

CRM 2013 Quick View Menu

Download

CRM 2013 Dupe Detection

Download

OData Query Designer

Download (included in Dynamics Xrm Tools)

Trace Reader for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Download

Internet Explorer debugger F12

Details

Custom Code Validation Tool 2013

Download

Custom Code Validation Tool 2015 Download

Legacy Code Checker Tool

Download

Sparkle Xrm (CRM 2013 Start Menu navigation)

Download

Integration Tools

Blog Article

Ribbon WorkBench

Info and Download

CRM Command Line Tools

Download

CRM Early Bound Generator Download
CRM Dev Tools 1.1 Download

 

If you have any other tools or features that would be useful to the community, feel free to provide the details in the comments section.

 

Update: I’ve updated the list to include recommendations from the comments section as well as adding additional tools that are available.  Some of them were mentioned in our Convergence 2015 sessions as well.

 

Thanks

Daren Turner

Microsoft Premier Field Engineer


Comments (11)

  1. Tanguy (MVP CRM) says:

    Thank you for mentionning the XrmToolBox :)

  2. flargle says:

    Got to have Develop 1's  Ribbon Workbench in there:

    http://www.develop1.net/…/Ribbon-Workbench-for-Dynamics-CRM-2011.aspx

  3. Sean McNellis says:

    Thanks for the comments!  Ribbon workbench was most definitely on the list but somehow was left out on publishing the article, it's going in as an update shortly.  Thanks!

    Sean  

  4. Jim Steger says:

    Great post. Please consider adding Blake Scarlavai's CRM Dev Tools available in the Chrome store. blog.sonomapartners.com/…/crm-devtools-11-is-now-available.html

  5. Lou Bergstrom says:

    Darren,

    Great knowledge sharing – Thanks!

  6. Daren says:

    Do you know if there is an update to the CRM2011JobEditor tool for CRM 2013?

    Abe

  7. Christo says:

    Hi Abe

    The CRM2013JobEditor tool can be downloaded from here:

    crmjobeditor.codeplex.com/…/117948

    Regards,

  8. Daryl LaBar says:

    I would also highly suggest my Earlybound Generator plugin for the XrmToolBox that serves as a wrapper over the CrmSrvcUtil, allowing for advanced customizations to the generated code, as well as handling connection string creation: xrmearlyboundgenerator.codeplex.com

  9. SSMiba says:

    Try This on…..nice to build code for rest opration create, retrive and all.For my CRM friends……..crmrestbuilder.codeplex.com/…/611361

  10. SC says:

    Hi,

    I think the MSCRM Toolkit also has it's place here, we've been using this tool on many projects !

    mscrmtoolkit.codeplex.com

  11. MSXRMTOOLS says:

    On http://msxrmtools.com you can test FetchXML online without downloading any software for Dynamics CRM online.
    You can also browse Dynamics CRM Metadata online.
    MSXRMTOOLS.Xrm.Page.2016.js JavaScript Library includes all methods for Dynamics CRM 2016 and supports intellisense in Visual Studio.
    Please include this also.

    Other tools are also there for Dynamics CRM development:
    1. Dynamics CRM QueryString Analyzer.
    2. Url Encoder/Decoder