Today, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team has reached a key milestone as it releases the beta of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, for both cloud-based and on-premises deployments. Available for download and testing in eight languages (English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese) and 36 markets, this release marks the first global public beta for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Additionally, beta for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 on-premises is available in 40 markets in eight languages.
There is definitely high anticipation for this new release among partners and customers based on the very positive response received when the team first talked about the new product at WPC, and specifically highlighted how Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 will deliver the Power of Productivity through familiar, connected and intelligent experiences for users inside and outside an organization.
Here is what Garrett Klas, application development manager at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, a Microsoft Dynamics CRM customer who had the opportunity to experience a pre-beta version of the new release had to say:
“We are enthusiastic about the guided process capabilities of CRM 2011 as a means of reducing the required user training and enhancing our data stewardship program given our highly regulated industry. We value the flexibility offered by the current version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM so can't wait to try out the next generation product and witness the new features first hand.”
Additionally, the all new Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace online catalog (also announced at WPC) will be released as a beta later this month and will offer customers and partners a searchable and filterable catalog of more than 700 applications and professional services. This service will offer partners an easy way to market and distribute solutions to Microsoft Dynamics customers and customers a convenient way to find solutions that meet their business needs.
To try out the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 beta or sign up for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online beta visit www.crm2011beta.com.
The full press release issued today is located here: Microsoft Releases Global Beta of Next-Generation CRM Product. Be sure to engage and follow the Microsoft Dynamics CRM community @MSDynamicsCRM and provide your feedback on the beta at the Microsoft CRM 2011 Beta forum.