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Over 40 useful Dynamics CRM 2011 tools, utilities, scripts & controls

IMPORTANT UPDATE (16.08.2012): I published a new and revised list which can be found here.

I compiled a list of useful tools, utilities, scripts & controls. These are real time-savers and boost your customization & developer productivity. Thanks to all the guys for putting the effort.

If you have any other useful things you found please comment it and I’ll add it to the list.


Name: Category: Comment: Type:
Pragma Toolkit UI customization For editing sitemap & ribbon desktop app
SiteMap Editor UI customization For editing sitemap desktop app
CRM 2011 Visual Ribbon Editor UI customization For editing ribbon, shows preview as well desktop app
View Layout Replicator UI customization Helps copying the layout of a view and pasting it to the layout of other views in the same entity desktop app
JavaScript Web Resource Manager JavaScript Helps CRM developers to extract javascript web resources to disk, maintain them and import changes back to CRM database desktop app

CRM 4 to CRM 2011 JavaScript Converter

JavaScript Helps convert scripts to the latest CRM 2011 Form scripting model desktop app

MS CRM Javascript Intellisense Generator

JavaScript Provide intellisense in Visual Studio for CRM scripting model Visual Studio include file
Toggle visibility JavaScript Control visibility of controls, sections, tabs, navigation JavaScript
Change color of form header and footer JavaScript self-explanatory JavaScript and CSS

LINQPad Plugin for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Data Access Helps write and execute LINQ queries desktop app
CRM 2011 OData Query Designer Data Access Silverlight app that allows you to build OData queries and execute them and view the ATOM and JSON data returned. CRM solution
CrmXpress SmartSoapLogger Data Access Helps you generate required code to make JavaScript + SOAP calls desktop app
Connection Controls Programming Connection Controls for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 makes it easier for developer to implement discovery and authentication mechanism in their winform project VS library
CRM2011 Code Snippets Programming A set of JavaScript and C# code snippets to facilitate common Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 development for Visual Studio 2010. JavaScript and C# snippets
Role Updater User Management & Security Add or remove privileges to multiple security roles in one operation desktop app
CRM2011 User Settings Utility User Management & Security Update user settings for multiple users from one location. desktop app
Count CRM users User Management & Security Get a count of the number of users across all of your organizations desktop app
Quickly Create Users in AD from CSV User Management & Security Creates Active Directory users from CSV list powershell script
CrmXpress Trace Helper Diagnostics & Debugging Helps you to enable/disable tracing for CRM components with few clicks. Also gives you the option to manage the trace files from within a single window. desktop app
Diagnostics Tool Diagnostics & Debugging

Helps you enable trace and devErrors on CRM server. It also generates an HTML report file with information about the CRM deployment

desktop app
Metablast Modeling Runs through the CRM API to automatically generate a CSV file with all of the data fields for the entities that you specified. comandline app
XRMVisioER Modeling Generates ER model in Visio based on your CRM metadata desktop app
CrmXpress RunAs GUI Various Allows you to create profiles with username and password reducing time for testing with different users desktop app
Searchable Property Updater Various Makes it easier to bulk change the "Active for advanced find" property of entities attributes desktop app
CRM2011 Maintenance Job Editor Various This utility is to be used for editing the CRM 2011 maintenance jobs which are automatically scheduled by the installation of CRM desktop app
Slider Form Control Control Slider control for use in forms Managed solution (HTML/JS)
Star Rating Control Control Star rating control for use in forms Managed solution (HTML/JS)
Silverlight CRM Image Attachment Control Provides a simple way to add a changable image to a CRM 2011 form/entity. The image is stored in the notes, leveragin core CRM. Silverlight App (XAP)
CRM 2011 Lookup Preview Control Control that shows the preview of selected lookup record Managed solution (HTML/JS)
CRM2011 TreeView for Lookup Control Will enable users to use TreeView control to select Lookup data where Lookup is having Self Joined (e.g. account entity  having Parent Account) Managed solution (HTML/JS)
CRM2011 TreeView for Dependant Picklist Control Enables Users to use Dependent Picklist data in TreeView form. Having data displayed in TreeView form makes data selection easier and faster Managed solution (HTML/JS)
CRM 2011 Workflow Utilities Workflow

Custom workflow activities for CRM 2011 for: Delete record, Share or “unshare” a record, Insert hyperlink to a CRM record,
Qualify lead

Managed solution
CRM Manipulation Library Workflow Set of custom workflow activities to solve equations, date calculations, manipulates strings, perform regex ) formatting & matching DLL
CRM2011 Views and Filters Toolkit Workflow custom workflow activities to help manage views, filters, filter templates and local data groups Managed and unmanaged solution
CRM 2011 Distribute Workflow Activity Workflow This plugin allows to execute a workflow for each entity that has a 1:N or N:N relationship to a given entity Managed and unmanaged solution
Workflow Automation Workflow Schedule worfklows via Task Scheduler commandline
BingMaps Browser Integration Bing Maps Silverlight control for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Managed solution
Skype Connector for CRM 2011 Integration Allow you to communicate via Skype (outbound calls) directly from a CRM contact record Managed solution
InfoPath to CRM Integration Enables you to accept emailed InfoPath forms and convert them to entities Managed and unmanaged solution
Solution Import Solution Management Makes it to import a solution Zip file or a extracted solution folder to the server in one single operation desktop app
CRM2011 Duplicate Detection Toolkit Records Management Contains a set of stored procedures that allow to obtain a list of duplicates that can then be consolidated in a report. Stored procedures & report
  1. John
    30/01/2012 at 11:04 am

    There is a Drag2MSCRM free add-on at http://www.mindthecloud.net/?p=512

  2. 31/01/2012 at 1:24 pm

    Would be great if You added a column stating if the tool support Online and/or Onprem

    • darkojo
      01/02/2012 at 3:38 pm

      Agree, will update at some point

  3. 31/01/2012 at 5:16 pm

    There’s also the “Bulk Delete CRM Attributes” free desktop app:

    *This is extremely useful when trying to clean up obsolete attributes, and it still is enforces the non-deletion of “used” attributes without erroring out, so it’ll keep deleting even after it finds a locked attribute. It’s a God-Send when you have 500 client created fields to kill. 🙂

    • darkojo
      01/02/2012 at 3:41 pm

      thanx, will include in the list!

  4. Bharat
    03/04/2012 at 11:05 am

    Lovely Collection
    Much Appreciated !

  5. Bharat
    03/04/2012 at 11:11 am

    I have developed complex CRM 2011 Reports (Fetch XML).
    I used this great utility (Link Below) for fetching results for my XML.
    It worked like a charm for CRM 2011 as well


  6. 23/04/2012 at 5:42 pm

    CRM integration software. Alternative to Scribe for the right amount of money:
    Simego Data Sync Studio :


  7. 26/05/2012 at 2:07 am

    Do you mind adding Advanced CRM 2011 Auto Number to your list? The AutoNumber supports Online, On-Premise and Partner Hosted. It also supports load balanced environment. It also has flexible auto number templating.

    It can be downloaded from http://advcrm2011autonumber.codeplex.com


    • darkojo
      29/05/2012 at 12:46 pm

      Sure, I’ll add it to the list. I plan a revised post with more tools.

  8. Ryan Michael James
    05/06/2012 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you! This is fantastic!

  9. Francisco das Chagas
    14/06/2012 at 3:08 pm

    JavaScript Resource Manager Web

    como fazer a conexcao ???

    • darkojo
      14/06/2012 at 3:28 pm

      In English please! 🙂

  10. Steven
    17/07/2012 at 2:48 am

    There’s a pretty cool toolkit that integrates directly into Visual Studio found here: http://www.crmsolutionmanager.com. They also offer a free Sitemap editor that works better than the one from codplex.

  11. Daniel
    31/07/2012 at 4:30 pm

    A CRM APP STORE… Thanks Darko!!!

  12. 02/08/2012 at 9:25 pm

    If you update your list please consider North52’s Formula Manager, there’s a free community edition.


  13. 09/10/2012 at 5:19 am

    I have developed Global Quick Search Utility and its available on http://crm2011glbquiksearch.codeplex.com/

    Hope people will find it useful 🙂

    • Simon
      24/09/2013 at 10:31 pm

      Very useful and it is awesome!

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