Getting Started with the USD

If you have not used the USD in Dynamics365 then you’re missing out.

If you’re stuck on how to get started the process is relatively simple and primarily involves downloading the framework and deploying it to your tenant.

To start, download the require components – you will need the framework geared to your OS as well as the Package Deployer- which are all available here – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50355

If you try to open the USD without running the Package Deployer, you’ll receive the following error.

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When you execute the Package Deployer, it will ask you where you want to deploy the USD’s solution files to.

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Next you’ll need to selection which package you want to import.  For now – go with the “New Environment” package.

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Once selected, you’ll wait for the solutions to be installed.

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Followed by all the post execution tasks to be executed.Dynamics6

Now if you go back and click the USD icon on your desktop, you’ll get this wonderfully empty canvas from which you can start implementing your solution.

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For now though, you are ready to go.

 

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