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Goodbye SDK...Hello Developer Guide

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 version 9, we are saying goodbye to the large SDK we are use to downloading to extend Microsoft Dynamics and saying hello to the Developer Guide for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement.  Here are some highlights with the version 9 release.

1) Previous SDK versions can still be downloaded for previous release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

2) Per the Developer Guide Dynamics 365 Version 9 is an online only release.

3) To get the early bound generator, plugin registration tool and other CRM tools you will need to use PowerShell and Nuget to get them.  Here is a link provided by Microsoft on how to get these tools.

4) Webhooks have been added to the plugin registration tool.  This allows for easy integration with Azure Functions.

5) As a developer you will have the ability to download the Developer Guide into a PDF for offline viewing.  To do this simply click on the "Download To PDF" on the bottom left of the screen of the Developer Guide.

6) In the previous versions of the SDK, we where provided with sample code to help us quickly get up and running.  To get sample code and projects you will need to check out MSDN and Github.

There is a ton of information in the new Developer Guide and I highly recommend checking it out.  As I go though it, I will be writing posts about specifics in the new Developer Guide.  This post was meant to serve as a high level overview and introduction to the new Developer Guide.

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