If you have ever had the privilege of developing a plugin for CRM 2011 you know that one of the most important aspects of plugin development is understanding what is available in the context that is passed to the plugin by CRM.
One of the great set of tools provided by the CRM 2011 SDK are the SDK Extensions which provide the OrganizationServiceContext for accessing data in CRM.
One of the new features introduced with Update Rollup 5 for CRM 2011 was the introduction of activity feeds to CRM. Activity Feeds give users the ability to monitor what is happening to various business entities.
CRM 2011 supports several methods for accessing web resources. These includes using the $webresource: directive when referencing web resources from the site map or ribbon, a relative URL, or an absolute URL.
Recently, I have found myself developing a lot of Silverlight customizations for CRM 2011. If you happen to find yourself in the realm of Silverlight and CRM you will more than likely have the need to interact with the CRM form in context.
One of the nice features of CRM 2011 is the REST based OrganizationData service. Lately, I have found myself using the REST service more often as it provides a simpler and cleaner method of accessing data from client side JScript.