This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

Using the CrmService Offline

banner art

[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]

Find the latest SDK documentation: CRM 2015 SDK

Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook with Offline Access enables you to continue your work when you are disconnected from the server.

The improved event and plug-in infrastructure lets you leverage development investments across solutions by using the same APIs and programming model. The CrmService methods now function both online and offline. When using a method such as Create or Update offline, the data is written locally and then when the user connects the server, the actions are played back to the server.

For more information about whether a message is supported offline, see CrmService Messages. You can also find out whether a CrmService message works offline by checking the sdkmessage.availability property for the desired message. If the message works for multiple entity types, you must also check the sdkmessagefilter.availability property to see if the message is available offline for the entity you wish to work with. For example, the Create message is available offline, but not for the queue, system user or site entities, to name a few. .

Tracing can be enabled on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook with Offline Access for debugging. For information about the event viewer and platform tracing, see the Maintaining and Operating Guide, which is part of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide document set.

In This Section

Using the Offline URL

Shows how to use the URL for the server when in offline mode.

Using the Registry Key to Determine Online/Offline Status

Shows how to retrieve the registry key to determine connection status.

Entities Available Offline

Lists the entities that are available offline.

Related Sections

Support for Offline Programs

Describes how the Web services support programs that work when disconnected from the server.

Walkthrough: Creating a Plug-in for Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook that Works Offline

Shows you the steps to create a plug-in that works both online and offline.

© 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.