Monday, July 18, 2011

Plugin Registration Rules in CRM 2011

I wrote this post a while back but never published it! With the introduction of Sandbox in CRM 2011, plugins can be registered in CRM Online in isolation, which introduces a whole new set of validation and rules for registering plugins. I have created the following decision graph which can be helpful in understanding the plugin registration process and limitations on the CRM server:

Additionally, there are these general rules that apply to all plugins:
  • Plugin assemblies must have a strong name (either fully signed or delay signed).
  • The strong name of a plugin assembly (and its types) excluding the version build and revision numbers must be unique in the CRM organization.
  • Workflow custom activities are not supported in sandbox mode (isolation).
  • Sandboxed assemblies can only be registered in Database.
  • Only sandboxed assemblies can be registered in CRM Online.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a lot for the great post.
    Job Gonzalo.