Posted on 15. November 2013

Using the CRM 2013 Developer Toolkit to target CRM 2011

If you find yourself constantly juggling multiple development environments, you'll no doubt come up against the issue of the Developer Toolkit only supporting a single installation – either for CRM 2011 or CRM 2013.

To overcome this, I have been using the CRM 2013 version again CRM 2011 with no issues. The only thing to remember is that if you create a new project that needs to target CRM 2011, you must remove the version 6 assemblies from your plugin and workflow projects and re-add the version 5 ones. You can do this using nuget with a specific version:

Install-Package Microsoft.CrmSdk.CoreAssemblies -Version 5.0.17

See my post http://develop1.net/public/post/Manage-your-SDK-assembly-references-the-easy-way.aspx for more information.

@ScottDurow

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