Released Today – Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit

I have been watching the Developer training videos which I blogged about in this post a few days ago.  These were the videos that on the channel 9 microsoft channel.

I have been watching these video’s and found them really useful so why am I now getting excited about the Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit.

Well if you watched those videos you see the slides and the speaker going through some code and a presentation.

So now we can view the presentations, watch the videos and we also have Labs to walk us through the new functionality.

You can download the Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit

this is how Microsoft describes it

This training kit is for .NET developers to learn the development features of Dynamics CRM and help them build applications using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM Online. Microsoft Dynamics CRM uses familiar components such as WCF & oData web service endpoints, JavaScript, Silverlight, .NET 4, Workflow Foundation 4, SQL reporting and more; making it a general purpose framework for line-of-business applications. This kit drills into the details of such development and explains how developers can connect, extend, and embed their applications with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.The training kit includes various resources to help you learn the development features of Dynamics CRM. It includes:

  • Presentations – Presentation decks in PowerPoint (.pptx) format that you can use to learn the concepts.
  • Videos – Video recordings of the presentation along with demos delivered by expert trainers.
  • Hands-on Labs – Hands-on labs with detailed instructions and source code that will walk you through various development features.

 

If you haven’t watched the videos and gone through the labs for any of the areas, this is a great place to learn, the video tutorials are really slick, good explanation and now we have the Lab’s we can do it ourselves.

This training is easily as good as the labs in the SDK and because of the videos in some areas it is better because the speaker often helps explain the features in a more interesting way than just reading it from a manual.

I think these videos are a great introduction to the new features but you will have to use the SDK to learn the new features in more depth and I often find the SDK helps dig you out of a whole (as well as turning you around in circles often).

I think the real benefit of this training is we know have pretty much all of the information you need in a couple of places, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time looking around for information and can just focus on using it.

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