Dynamics CRM SDK, Templates and Developer Toolkit

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To install the Dynamics CRM SDK, go through these steps.

First, download the relevant SDK version. Here we will install for Dynamics CRM 2013.


Select to download:

Run the downloaded exe:

Click to accept:

Select a location to extract the files. The SDK files will then be extracted:

From here, you can browse to the Templates folder to install the SDK Templates for Visual Studio. Run the VSIX file:

Select the Visual Studio versions to install:

Now in Visual Studio, create a new project. You will see new CRM SDK Templates available:

To install Developer Tools, go to SDK\Tools\DeveloperToolkit. Run the msi:

Now, go to Visual Studio. Create a new project. You will see a new “Dynamics CRM” section:

Click to create a new solution and you will see the Connect to Dynamics CRM window:

Enter the URL of your discovery service. To find this, in CRM go to:


You may see this message:

Run the installer:

You can now use the toolkit:

You can read more about the Developer Toolkit here.



Carl de Souza is a developer and architect focusing on Microsoft Dynamics 365, BI, Web, Cloud and Data Science.

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