I got a query today about which endpoints are available on the dynamics CRM 2011 platform, as I couldn't find the information in one place (it seems to be distributed all around the SDK documentation); I did a small summary and as usual put in here to benefit the folks ;)
btw: Here's a link to a compliance chart of WCF vs other web services platform than .NET.
|Discovery||WCF||SOAP 1.2||information about the organizations availables||RetrieveUser, RetrieveOrganization|
|Endpoint:<Discovery Server URL>/XRMServices/2011/Discovery.svc|
|Organization||WCF||SOAP 1.2||access to the business data and metadata||CRUD, Associate, Dissociate, Metadata, Execute|
|Endpoint: <organization URL>/XRMServices/2011/Organization.svc|
|Organization Data||WCF||REST |
Open data (JSON/Atom)
|access to the business data (only for web ressources/no authentication)||CRUD,Associate,Dissociate|
|Endpoint: <organization URL>/XRMServices/2011/OrganizationData.svc|
|Web Ressource||WCF||SOAP 1.2||access to the business data and metadata (only for web ressources/no authentication)||CRUD Associate, Dissociate, Metadata, Execute|
|Endpoint: <organization URL>/XRMServices/2011/Organization.svc/web|
|Deployment||WCF||SOAP 1.2||access to the deployment properties||RUD, Execute|
|CRM 4.0 |
|ASMX||SOAP 1.1||access to the business data||All CRM 4.0 Platform messages on data|
|CRM 4.0 MetaData||ASMX||SOAP 1.1||access to the business metadata||All CRM 4.0 Platform messages on metadata|
I was busy playing with how to automate ribbons definition when I found this very nice tool on Codeplex , the Visual Ribbon Editor.
Definitely worth having to speed up adding those buttons you need just right now for a mockup ;)
The Office division has released a very nice video showing their vision about the future of computing; to watch in HD for the full glory.
I just discovered the CRM in the Field Blog which hosts some very interesting articles, like the recents IE Memory leaks and Outlook Performance improvement.
Thanks to Jon Butler for pointing it to me ;)
The Rollup 20 for CRM 4.0 has been released; you can download it from here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28011 , or get the KB Article : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2550098.
As it fixes a few incompatibilities with IE9, I have adjusted the Dynamics CRM Supportability and Compatibility Matrix.
Here's the full list of fixed issues in this rollup.
Error: Unexpected call to method or property access.