Dynamics CRM 2011 Goes Beta in the Cloud

The beta of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 online service is being released worldwide rollout from Microsoft’s global datacenters. Dynamics CRM will also be available on premises.

Customers and partners can download or sign up for the beta today at http://www.crm2011beta.com to evaluate and start building solutions based on the new release.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 delivers the Power of Productivity through familiar, connected and intelligent experiences for users inside and outside an organization. The key enhancements include:

  • Familiar experiences through a next-generation native Microsoft Outlook client, Microsoft Office contextual CRM Ribbon, RoleTailored design and user personalization
  • Intelligent experiences through guided process dialogs, inline data visualizations, performance and goal management, and real-time dashboards
  • Connected experiences through cloud development, Windows Azure integration, contextual Microsoft SharePoint document repositories, teamwork and collaboration, and the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace.

About Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace

The Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace will enter beta later this month. At beta, this new online service will be available at no additional cost and will provide an easy way for partners to market and distribute solutions to Microsoft Dynamics customers, including a catalog with more than 700 applications and professional services.

Customers will be able to access Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace directly from within Microsoft Dynamics CRM to search, filter and download applications, as well as directly connect with Microsoft partners. More information about Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace can be found at http://crm.dynamics.com/DynamicsMarketplace/landing.aspx.

Dynamics CRM 2011 Roadmap

The worldwide rollout of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online service from Microsoft’s global datacenters, and it will be released to customers and hosting partners for on-premises deployment as Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

Developers can use the same code for both online/cloud or on premises versions.

About Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM enables developers to build distributed, customer relationship management (CRM) applications by using the core Microsoft Dynamics CRM functionality. Developers can use a simple object access protocol (SOAP)-based platform API to access the core business, and service, objects. Also, Microsoft Dynamics CRM has a security model that supports both object- and role-based security. Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a metadata-driven product. It includes a schema for Microsoft Dynamics CRM objects that covers common and business-specific data.

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Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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