Note that this was written for CRM 4.0. Please see the CRM 2011 specific list over here!
I am all the time asked about what tools a Dynamics CRM developer should have in their toolbox. While this is sometimes a matter of personal preference, below is a list of tools that I would consider mandatory to be a highly successful Dynamics CRM dev.
CRM Dev’s toolkit items
- The full CRM SDK
o This is more than just the .chm doc! It is full of examples, samples, addons, etc….
o Including a new, cool, linq provider
- The Plugin Registration tool 2.2 (far superior than the one in the sdk)
- CRM Developer Toolkit
- OrbitOne Bulk edit tool
Microsoft's All-in-one-do-everything VM is located here:
CRM Tracing Enablementhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/907490
CRM Trace Log Viewerhttp://www.stunnware.com/crm2/topic.aspx?id=TraceLogViewer