Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference is officially underway here in Washington, D.C. and some exciting news coming from the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team. Today Stephen Elop, in his keynote is introducing– Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. Formerly code-named “CRM5”, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 beta will be released this September, starting with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.
Also as you may recall, at Convergence 2010 we announced that the next version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online would be available in 32 markets. Well, today we are adding 8 more markets where businesses will be able to get Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, expanding the total worldwide reach to 40 markets and 41 languages by the end of 2010, enabling Microsoft to meet the CRM needs of businesses, around the world.
So what can people expect from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011? “The Power of Productivity”
With a global environment encountering unprecedented challenges and opportunities, taking rapid action based on informed decisions is a no brainer. Thus, our “Dynamic Business” vision of bringing people, processes and ecosystems together so organizations can quickly adapt to change before change happens, helping people be better informed, make smarter decisions and be more productive. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 will deliver on this vision through the “The Power of Productivity”, giving customers familiar, intelligent and connected experiences for people inside and outside an organization. How?
- Familiar Experiences – Deeper integration with Microsoft Office tools, such as Outlook, Excel, Word and the contextual ribbon ensures a more natural and familiar working experience reducing training requirements and improving user adoption
- Intelligent Experiences – Helping people make informed decisions by giving them better intelligence about their organization, customers and other relationships by giving then new ways to visualize their data and analyze details
- Connected Experiences – Connecting people, processes and data from inside and outside an organization to work together more efficiently and effectively.
To sign up for beta notification for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, visit http://crm.dynamics.com/crm2011beta.
Today, more than 23,000 customers and 1.4 million users are benefitting from Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Giving customers a new way to find solutions and services as well as opening up new business opportunities for partners, we are also announcing the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace. Launching in September 2010, this new online catalog will provide an easy way for partners to market and distribute solutions to Microsoft Dynamics customers. The marketplace will allow customers to quickly search, discover and apply industry-specific applications and solution extensions from Microsoft and its partners to help them accelerate and extend their CRM and ERP implementations. Partners can find out more about Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace at http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/marketplace.
So, check out the press release we issued today for some more details and if you are at WPC 2010, hope you have a great show.