What are the Odata service and Organization service in MS CRM 2011 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    What are the Odata service and Organization service and what are the advangtages of those services in MS CRM 2011 ?



    Srikanth Reddy

    Monday, November 21, 2011 3:01 PM


  • Hi Srikanth,

    I suggest if you haven't already done so downloading the SDK and taking a bit of time to read through some of the articles and walkthroughs that are provided there about using both of these services.

    In summary: The CRM OData service and CRM Organization service are both WCF services. OData has a REST endpoint, is limited to CRUD and can only be used in client applications (i.e. JScript or Silverlight within CRM 2011). The Organization service has a SOAP endpoint and can perform all operations in CRM 2011. For a coders opinion of which is better see here: http://www.crmcodex.com/2011/05/soap-or-rest/

    Kind regards


    Monday, November 21, 2011 3:32 PM