Microsoft CRM Version 1.2 SDK
Welcome to the Microsoft® Business Solutions CRM Version 1.2 Software Development Kit (SDK). This SDK contains a wealth of resources, including code samples, designed to help you build powerful vertical applications using the Microsoft CRM platform. For a brief introduction to the Microsoft CRM architecture and its key components, see the Overview section.
The Microsoft CRM SDK also includes documentation that provides a wide range of instructive and practical information. In addition to a comprehensive class library reference, the documentation offers conceptual overviews, integration details, database schemas, and sample code. To help you locate the information that interests you the most, the following sections list the main areas of the documentation.
Before you can use this SDK effectively, it is very important that you have Microsoft CRM installed. To ensure a successful installation, follow the detailed procedures in the Readme and Microsoft Business Solutions CRM Implementation Guide. These documents, located on the Documentation CD, describe the essential steps to setting up the environment prior to installing Microsoft CRM.
Changes in Microsoft CRM Version 1.2
The following table provides a summary of the changes in Microsoft CRM version 1.2 that are relevant to this SDK.
|Description of change||Affected SDK topics|
|New assemblies for SDK||Class Library|
|Updates in data migration||Data Migration|
For detailed information about changes, see What's New.
|SDK Version 1.2.2, January 2005|
|SDK Version 1.2.1, April 2004|
|SDK Version 1.2.0, November 2003
Initial release for Microsoft CRM Version 1.2
The Microsoft CRM SDK Documentation
The Getting Started section offers strategies to help you use this SDK quickly and efficiently.
The Overview section summarizes the fundamentals of Microsoft CRM.
The Security Model section describes the details of the Microsoft CRM security model.
The Object Model section describes the details of the objects used in the Microsoft CRM SDK.
The Application Integration section describes the methods that you can use to add your own menus and toolbars to Microsoft CRM. This section also describes how to open Microsoft CRM forms by using a URL.
The Post Callouts section documents the COM-based callout model for use in implementing custom business logic.
The Data Migration section describes the structure of the common data format (CDF) database used to prepare data for migration to Microsoft CRM using Microsoft CRM Data Migration Framework.
The How To section provides sample code that shows you how to perform some common tasks by using the Microsoft CRM class library.
The Reference section provides complete reference documentation for the Microsoft CRM SDK, including the following main sections:
- Class Library
The class library supplies syntax, code examples, and related information for each class contained in the Microsoft CRM SDK.
- Error Codes
The Error Codes section contains a complete list of error return codes.
The Schemas section documents the Microsoft CRM metabase schema, the Fetch XML schema, and the ColumnSet schema.
- Workflow Reference
The Workflow Reference provides detailed information on how to build custom workflows.
The Glossary provides concise definitions for key Microsoft CRM terms.
For more information about Microsoft CRM, visit the PartnerSource Web site at
You can also find additional information in the following documents:
Microsoft CRM Getting Started Guide
This guide provides information to assist you in the initial steps when you begin using Microsoft CRM.
Microsoft Business Solutions CRM Implementation Guide
The Microsoft Business Solutions CRM Implementation Guide provides the systematic information you need to implement Microsoft CRM successfully in your organization.
Microsoft CRM Deployment Manager Help
Deployment Manager Help provides information about how to use Deployment Manager to customize your database schema, manage Microsoft CRM servers, and manage Microsoft CRM licenses.
Microsoft CRM Data Migration Framework Guide
The Microsoft CRM Data Migration Framework Guide provides systematic instructions for planning data migration and for using the tools in Data Migration Framework to migrate your data to Microsoft CRM.
Microsoft® .NET Framework
Find information about designing, developing, debugging, testing, deploying, and managing applications created with Microsoft .NET Framework. This Web site is located at msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/.
XML Document Object Model
Find out how to work with in-memory XML documents. This information is needed for using many of the methods found in the Microsoft CRM application programming interface (API). This Web site is located at msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cpguide/html/cpconxmldocumentobjectmodeldom.asp.
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