Microsoft has released a beta version of its Dynamics CRM product.
CRM Online will be serviced from Microsoft’s global datacentres, and it will be released to customers and hosting partners for on-premises deployment as Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
The beta for the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online service will be available in eight languages and 36 markets, including Australia, and the final version of the service will be available by the end of the year. Partners can download or sign up for Microsoft CRM Online here to evaluate and start building solutions based on the new release.
“Microsoft Dynamics CRM has a tremendous presence in the Australian marketplace, as well as around the world, and we are now offering our customers and partners greater choices in the way they use CRM technology,” Microsoft director of the Dynamics business group, Chris Ridd, said. “Our new cloud and on-premise beta releases of CRM 2011 give our partners and customer the opportunity to experience first-hand the benefits from the investments that we’ve been making in our Dynamics business.”
The software giant has also announced that its Dynamics Marketplace will enter beta later this month and includes support for Australia. At beta, this new online service will be available at no additional cost and will provide partners with abilities to market and distribute solutions to Microsoft Dynamics customers, including a catalogue 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.
“We're particularly interested in the launch of the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online service into Australia and the new Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace which will enable us to rapidly build compelling hybrid business solutions with Microsoft SharePoint Online,” OBS general manager, Ben Shapiro, said.
OBS is a Microsoft Dynamics partner.