I'm going to do a multi-post series on the functionality that comes with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit. In part 1 we are going to go through the installation and the overview of the developer kit itself.
On November 9th Microsoft released the long awaited Developer Toolkit for Dynamics 365. This is the first updated version of the toolkit we've had in a few product releases itself. Not only has it been released but the development team has been hard at work correcting issues with it which is extremely positive if your looking to bring this into your development toolkit.
The toolkit itself brings a wide verity of tools and simplifies life a bit through functionality like deployment of custom code and publishing resources through the Visual Studio environment. The following project templates get created inside of visual studio after installation:
The Toolkit itself can be downloaded at: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=DynamicsCRMPG.MicrosoftDynamicsCRMDeveloperToolkit.
The installation of it is pretty straight forward. Simply download it; select your the Visual Studio version you'd like for it to install on and it's done.
1. Selecting the version you'd like to install the Toolkit on.
2. Installation complete
3. Open Visual studio and select New Project to access your project templates and get started.
I hope this has helped with what comes with the Toolkit and how to get it all installed. In part 2 of the series we're going go through the Customizations project discussing the different parts of it.