Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit


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

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

The training kit includes various resources such as

clip_image001[14] Presentations – Presentation decks in PowerPoint (.pptx) format that you can use to learn the concepts.
clip_image001[15] Videos – Video recordings of the presentation along with demos delivered by expert trainers.
clip_image001[16] 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

What’s Next?

  1. The hands on labs will be upgraded to RTM build as soon as CRM 2011 RTM is made generally available.
  2. The training kit will be published as a training course on MSDN for easy consumption.
  3. We’re looking to add new modules on accessing CRM Online from Java & PHP for non-.NET devs.


We look forward to seeing your apps on the Dynamics Marketplace.

Comments (6)

  1. Gfane says:

    Hi Girish, I know Andrew M has already asked the question, but where do we go to download Contoso1 to Contso4 orgs? Assume we download and import the orgs in, which would be a good exercise in its own. Thanks Geoff

  2. Girish Raja says:

    You could get the contoso orgs today by downloading the SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/…/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.



  3. Erl Egestad says:

    Kudos to the Team! This Training Kit is fantastic. Great Job.

  4. Asegnav says:

    Hi Girish,

    I was investigating the way for consume the crm 2011 services with java client. All the forums when i saw, nobody found the solution. Do you know when add new modules on accessing CRM online from java?

    Do you have any solution for this problem?

    Thanks a lot!

  5. Avi says:

    Hi Girish,

    Per your instruction I downloaded the SDK (www.microsoft.com/…/details.aspx), but not able to find the contoso org import files as there is no folder – “sdkhandsonlabsorgsetuppackages” at path you mentioned. Appreciate your help in advance to make org import files available.

    Again thanks in advance !!


  6. Tarak says:

    MS CRM 2011 Training KitAssetsorgsetupfiles