Old CRM4 endpoint now gone from CRM 2011 Online… 

Kill Bill

Ah, Microsoft…  Recently they began eliminating the CRM4 endpoint from the original CRM 2011 Online (https://xxx.crm.dynamics.com/MSCrmServices/2007/CrmService.asmx).

While not totally surprising (they announced that they would “eventually” do this), a notice of the switch-over would have been preferable. This means that any utilities or custom programs that used the old “CRM4” endpoint will no longer work (or will not work in the very near future).  You can check the endpoint’s status by opening it in IE – if you get a 404, then you know you’ve been switched over.

To resolve, you will have to download the latest SDK (which provides endpoint authentication for on-premesis, original CRM 2011 Online, and Office 365 Online), and use it to update any of your custom applications or portals.

As a side note – I also know that Microsoft is beginning to move all original CRM 2011 Online customers over to their Office365 server farms.  This means that authentication via the old SDK will be changing soon for CRM 2011 Online customers (from Passport to Live).  This will affect any programs you made with the old SDK – so you may want to get in front of it fast…