Plugin Registration Tool Debugging features
The Plugin Registration Tool which is included in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK features new debugging abilities described here.
These abilities simplify the exhausting task of plugin debugging, which has became even more problematic in Online deployments. If your development team spend much time developing and debugging plugins, the Plugin Registration Tool can be a real efficiency booster.
But the real news here, is that now a developer can debug plugin component without ‘locking’ the CRM application to other developers and users. This helps solving a problem that was workaround in the past by separate development machine for plugin debugging or registering a plugin asynchronously and attaching the debugger to the ASync service. When using the Plugin Registration Tool for debug purpose, the debugger is attached to the local Plugin Registration Tool process instead of the W3WP process.