Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK Version 5.0.10 is now live on MSDN downloads and on the MSDN library. Here’s some of the many additions and updates you’ll find in this release:

Updated assemblies for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 7.

New performance information about retaining a service proxy instance throughout an application’s session and about allowing the system to generate GUIDs for better performance.

Active Directory and Claims-Based Authentication

Performance Best Practices

A new topic with guidance about two types of read-only forms: the new read-optimized forms included in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 7 and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook reading pane.

Design Considerations for Read-Only Forms

Updated sample code to include a demonstration of the following messages: RetrieveAttributeChangeHistoryRequest and RetrieveAuditDetailsRequest.

Sample: Audit Entity Data Changes

Updated sample code to demonstrate how to retrieve the members of a list without specifying the entity type for the list member, such as a lead, contact, or account.

Sample: Distribute Campaign Activities to Dynamic and Static Lists

Added a new sample to show how to retrieve PrincipalObjectAttributeAccess (secured field access) records.

Sample: Retrieve Secured Field Access Records

Added a new sample showing how to retrieve records that are related to a specified record. In this sample, the opportunities are rolled up by their parent account.

Sample: Rollup Records Related to a Specified Record

Updated the walkthrough and added a new sample that demonstrates how to create a workflow in code.

Walkthrough: Create a New Workflow in Visual Studio

Sample: Create a Workflow in Code

Updated the Deployment Web Service sample code to correct an authentication problem and added a Visual Basic version of the sample code in the download package.

Sample: Use Deployment Service Messages

See the complete list of new and updated samples and links to all  the new topics in the Release History on the first page.