CRM Portal Accelerators & Advanced Developer Extensions – Part 3

CRM SDK 4.0.12 that was released as part of the May 2010 Service Update includes some wonderful tools to simplify CRM development. One of the great benefits with this new SDK is the ability to switch your application from CRM on-premises to Online or partner-hosted with just one line of configuration file change and no re-compilation. The new SDK includes a code-gen utility that generates classes so that you can have strongly typed objects with relationship mapping in C#. As a result, developers get rich intellisense support within Visual Studio even for your custom entities. With this new SDK you can now use Language INtegrated Queries (LINQ) to write your queries against CRM. LINQ enables you to easily write complex CRM queries in an easier SQL-like way and as a result, the amount of CRM code a developer writes is largely reduced.

I recommend watching the demo in WMV (High).


Head over to to download the new SDK and start coding right away!

Comments (2)

  1. Maulik Adhia says:

    Hi Girish,

    This might be wrong place to post this question. I have been trying hard to integrate Twitter to CRM using Social Networking Accelerator. I know it no longer works. I tried using the patch updated some developer but still of no use.

    Could you please update me regarding any possiblities of using Social Networking Acclerator with CRM 4.0 Eagerly Awaiting for your answer. Please Reply.

  2. Girish Raja says:


    Check out our statement on "The future of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Accelerators".…/update-on-the-future-of-the-microsoft-dynamics-crm-accelerators.aspx



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