How do I test a Dynamics plugin? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I'm trying to understand what I - as a developer - need to do/buy in order to build and test some new Dynamics CRM plugins?

    I'm very unclear on how one gets a testable version of Dynamics CRM, is this product part of an MSDN subscription? must one actually purchase some minimal version? or must I use some kind of trial account with Microsoft and use some test cloud version?

    My understanding is that for our work we need to create plug-ins, these will be installed in the system and be able to perform processing when certain core events occur (like creation of contact records and so on).

    I've scoured the web but cant find a simple summary of what one needs to get/install in order to begin development and testing of such plugins.



    PS: I know theres the CRM SDK - but does that assume I have access to a fully functioning server with Dynamics installed or does the SDK include some kind of simple/basic server setup?
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 5:39 PM