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Software Development Kit for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and CRM 2016 (on-premises)


Applies To: Dynamics CRM 2016, Dynamics CRM Online

Welcome to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016 Update Software Development Kit (SDK). If you are new to Microsoft Dynamics CRM, or just trying something new, go to How do I? for guidance on what you can do and how to get started . We welcome your feedback; use the feedback link at the bottom of this page.

This SDK contains a wealth of resources, including code samples, which are designed to help you build powerful vertical applications using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. It is a guide for developers writing solutions, server-side code, client applications and extensions, custom business logic, plug-ins, integration modules, custom workflow modules and more. The SDK contains an architectural overview of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the entity model, security model, web services, and sample code.

The code samples, tools, and other supporting files are located in the download package, available here: Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK.

You can look for and download new samples at MSDN Code Gallery. Samples that don’t use Microsoft Visual Studio are available at

Before you use the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK, you should review Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016 Update and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Readme.

You should also read Deploying and administering Microsoft Dynamics CRM, which is located on Microsoft TechNet, or is available for download. Detailed instructions for installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 for Outlook, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Server, and other related software are provided in this guide.


You can print portions of the SDK documentation from the compiled help file (CHM). However, you should probably not include the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Programming reference in your print job due to its size.

The search tab in the CHM file supports the use of wildcards. For example, searching for IOrg* will return all topics that refer to the IOrganizationService Web service.

Release date

Release information

SDK Version 8.1.0, May 2016

Release history

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 and CRM Online

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