Good news for the developers – after long delays and missed Visual Studio releases, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit has been released as a free Visual Studio extension and is available for download.
The first thing you’d want to do after the installation is to let the tool know where your tools live. Go to Tools > Options in Visual Studio, select CRM Developer Toolkit > Tool Paths and set paths for Plugin Registration tool and SDK bin folder. Then restart Visual Studio.
This version support VS 2012 – 2015, and requires the use of the CRM SDK 8.2 (Note: it does not require you to build for the 8.2 SDK, but it does require the 8.2 SDK to be present on the machine hosting it). The public beta version support Plugins, Workflows, Class Generation, Custom Operations, Workflow generation, debugging and more.
Keep in mind that this is public beta 1 of the toolkit so some bumps are expected.
Thanks for the tip. I cannot find the path where the crm sdk assemblies are. Where does the install program install them?
the program does not install any assemblies – you should have SDK already downloaded and installed on your machine. Then you can point to the corresponding SDK folder.
How do you get the “Add Customization Project” Template to be not greyed out?
I believe it’s a placeholder for now, full functionality will be coming in later on.