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XrmToolBox with Dynamics CRM 2016

  • 1.  XrmToolBox with Dynamics CRM 2016

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 14 days ago
    Hello
    We still use Dynamics CRM 2016 (8.2.2.112) OnPrem. I quite often use the XrmToolBox, very good stuff!
    There are regular updates to both the tools and the XrmToolBox itself, normally I install those updates.
    My question: Will the tools keep compatible with the mentioned CRM version for a while, or is it better to turn off the updates?
    Thanks in advance.
    Kind regards
    Heinz
    The first step toward cloud success. - Migrate from CRM to D365 with expert guidance from Microsoft. I'm Ready


  • 2.  RE: XrmToolBox with Dynamics CRM 2016

    MICROSOFT MVP
    Posted 12 days ago
    The XrmToolBox is built around the SDK, and is always being updated to the latest version of the SDK.  As long as the latest version SDK continues to be backwards compatible with 2016, you shouldn't have any issues with the XTB itself connecting to your org.  Now the Tools themselves, may be a different story, since a developer could make a change that takes advantage of a feature not in 2016 and which would cause an individual tool to break, but even then, there a flags to check to see what version of an Org the tool is connecting to, which should allow the developer to code the tool defensively, preserving compatibility.

    So long story short, I'd keep the updates coming if I were you! :)

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