Dynamics CRM 2013 SP1 Plugin Registration Tool Revamped!

Today I checked the Dynamics CRM forum to answer some of the questions there. One of the question that I tried to answer was regarding the plugin registration tool. The screen shot that uploaded by the question shows different UI of plugin registration tool that I usually use.

Then I check the latest SDK for Dynamics CRM 2013 SP1 (6.1): http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=40321. The SDK now provides the new Registration Tool under Tools > Plugin Registration (No longer in the “Bin” folder)

Below is the comparison of the old & new layout of the plugin registration tool:

OldPluginRegToolNewPluginRegTool

The new Tool definitely is no longer using Windows Form Application. The new tool has different authentication method than the old tool, where we don’t need to specify the discovery URL (where we usually need to go to Settings > Customization > Developer Resource):
NewAuthentication

The Online Region Selector now helps us to construct which CRM discovery server to be connected to (where crm5 is my region):

RegionSelector

Overall functionality of the tool does not change. There are some details that added to the new Plugin Registration tool

NewDetailsWindowNewPropertiesWindow

One thing that made me curious is the usage of the “Gear” button (usually it’s setting) that cannot be clicked. Perhaps it’s a bug??

Gear_Button

 

 

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