Microsoft has just made Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Deployment SDK available for download. As the case with all other CRM SDKs, it only contains documentation for the deployment web service but most certainly covers the gaps left by SDK in the provisioning department.
The Deployment SDK presents information to help you write code using the Deployment Web service (Deployment Service).
You can create solutions to do the following:
- Manipulate the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Organization entity to create and manage organizations.
- Retrieve and view Microsoft Dynamics CRM license type information for a deployment.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 can host multiple organizations on a single CRM server. The Deployment SDK provides a way to programmatically manage these organizations using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Deployment Manager and the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.
There are two types of Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment entities: Organization and Server. The Deployment SDK provides programmatic access for manipulating the Organization entity. It does not currently enable you to write code against the Server entity for actions such as enabling and disabling a Microsoft Dynamics CRM server.
Also, the Deployment SDK also does not provide methods for creating users or teams. For information about manipulating User and Team entities, refer to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 SDK.
Last revised: 05 Dec, 2012 05:26 PM