{Quick Tip} Understanding what is a Dynamics CRM “Package”?

This is a recent addition to the list of administration terms and feature that I do not see many people have ramped up on or are using in the field.

So, today I am just going to focus on the term: What is a CRM package?


As per the official MSDN link:

A CRM “package” can consist of any or all of the following:

· One or more CRM solution files.

· Flat files or exported data files from the Configuration Migration tool. For more information about the tool.

· Custom code that can run while the package is being deployed to the CRM server, or after it’s been deployed.

· HTML content specific to the package that can display at the beginning and end of the deployment process.

This can be useful to provide a description of the solutions and files that are deployed in the package.

Basically CRM Package is a collection of all the things we needed to do as part of regular deployments and is cool as it does it in one click!

So, how to start using it?

Here is the MSDN Links, You need to use Package Deployer tool to generate and consume CRM Packages:


Hope it helps and Happy CRMing!