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Dynamics CRM Developer Toolkit for CRM 2015/Visual Studio 2013

Author Name: Tyler DCG

When will the Developer Toolkit be available for CRM 2015/Visual Studio 2013?

Status: Completed

Thanks for your feedback, you can download the CRM 2015 SDK now from here : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44567 

 Sincerely,

Srikumar Nair,

 PM, Microsoft

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Hello Microsoft, are you there?
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Folks, I want to thank you for your up votes here. As some of you know we have been working on releasing the updated developer toolkit for CRM that will provide compatibility with CRM 2013, 2015 and future, as well as VS 2012, 2013, 2015. We still do not have a release timeframe for the toolkit. Unfortunately, we cannot release what we have at the moment due to its current state of development. We hope to be able to disclose more in the future on this subject. Thanks for your continued support and interest in this effort.
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Thanks for commenting. I'm not sure why it took 6 months because the same answer could have been added straight away. As an interim, it would be awesome if Microsoft could patch up the existing CRM DEV toolkit so it could work with visual studio 2013. There is a workaround at the moment which involves changing files and registry. If Microsoft could do this in an official capacity it would mean developers could use it to develop with visual studio 2013. I don't understand how Microsoft priorities things but a working CRM Developer toolkit with CRM 2015 and visual studio 2013/2015 is a much higher priority to CRM developers than all of the new functionality added in CRM 2015. I appreciate that is my personal opinion but it seems bonkers the existing CRM DEV toolkit wasn't patched to work with CRM 2015. Personally I'm not bothered about the CRM DEV toolkit being updated being updated just the same CRM DEV toolkit will be fine. Thanks again for replying and acknowledging this.
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It took nearly 6 months before Microsoft replied to this thread and I doubt they will do so again. I agree with Hoskinator that a patch should be released for now to make the current toolkit work with the latest versions. Sure there are ways to modify the files and registry but there are still problems with it.
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Please keep persisting with this guys. I too, would love to be able to use the latest version of Visual Studio for CRM Development.
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Microsoft - It has been 3 weeks since you replied to this thread. Can you please give us a release timeframe for an updated toolkit or the possibility of a patch for the existing one?
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This needs to be released - soon
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I think we can already ask for Visual Studio 2015 if it takes 1 year 🙂
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Thanks Ben for driving this. I understand you've seen a demo of the new Dev Toolkit, and I'm very interested in it. We're all out here evangelizing the product, so hopefully Microsoft understands that and helps us as we help them.
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I haven't seen a demo but I have been told they plan on releasing an updated or new Dev Toolkit but they have no release date. I find the approach from Microsoft puzzling because I think with a little bit of effort they could update the original Dev Toolkit to work with CRM 2015 and Visual Studio 2013/2015. There is a workaround for getting the CRM Developer toolkit with Visual studio 2013 https://crmbusiness.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/getting-the-crm-developer-toolkit-working-with-visual-s... I think they could make those changes and create an updated CRM Dev toolkit so all developers could use it with Visual Studio 2013 without having to make all those changes individually. I'm not really sure what Microsoft is developing but I personally think most people would be happy with an updated version of the CRM Dev toolkit rather than a new one. What I know for sure is, CRM Developers want something now. the CRM Developer toolkit is a great tool to help CRM developers develop CRM customizations and save time deploying those customizations. By not updating the tool this means CRM developers will spend more time deploying plugins rather than writing them. This doesn't seem to be in Microsoft's best interest. My last point is the way Microsoft has handled the situation is utterly confusing. This issue was raised months ago and it took lots of votes and lots of tweets about it just to get them to respond. Why can't there be more transparency about the whole thing, it leads to people getting frustrated. Developers might spend time creating an alternative https://crmbusiness.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/crm-developer-toolkit-alternatives/ But next week Microsoft might release a brand new version (unlikely but possible) and that time and effort could have been spent doing something else. Come on Microsoft work with CRM developers rather than keeping them in the dark about the CRM Developer Toolkit