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Use the WSDL Endpoint for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011]

While the most common style of development for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is using the SOAP endpoint with early or late bound types, there are situations where you wish to use the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) endpoint directly. This is a light-weight endpoint that can be used from non-.NET languages. You can download the WSDL from the developer resources page. For more information, see Download the Endpoints Using the Dynamics CRM Developer Resources Page. For more information about Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) interoperability, see Web Service Interoperability.

The SDK download package contains sample code for authentication and use of the WSDL endpoint for Active Directory, Active Directory with Claims, Online (both Microsoft account and Microsoft Office 365), and for Internet-facing deployment (IFD). This is located in the SDK\SampleCode\CS\WsdlBasedProxies folder. For another example of a client application that uses web services only, see this example in the MSDN Code Samples Gallery: CRM Online 2011 WebServices - SOAP Only Client.

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