Today is a major milestone in the development of the next generation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, code named “CRM5” as we are pleased to announce the availability of the Community Technical Preview 3 (CTP3) for this release. 

This CTP is primarily aimed at software developers and more than 400 of our partners are engaged in the CTP3 program, including independent software vendors (ISVs), global system integrators (GSIs), hosting partners and value-added resellers (VARs), giving them an opportunity to start early development and testing of their solutions.  It will be available both on-premises and online in datacenters across North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC). 

To learn more about CRM5, visit this blog post from PDC 2009, where we provide an early look at the new offering and stay tuned to this blog as we share more about the new features and functionality of "CRM5" in the upcoming months.

Partners can find out more about Microsoft Dynamics CRM opportunities at the Microsoft Partner Network website.

The complete press release announcing today’s news is here.