More than 11,500 customers and 2,000 partners have used Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 as part of the beta program, including customers that have switched from competing solutions.

REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 17, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer today announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, the cloud version of the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 release that delivers new levels of productivity to sales, service and marketing organizations. The on-premises and partner-hosted versions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 will be globally available on Feb. 28, 2011.

For the first time outside North America, customers can access Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online in 40 markets and 41 languages and sign up for a free trial here. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is available today at a promotional price of $34 per user per month for the first 12 months of service to qualified customers that sign up by June 30, 2011.

For more information visit the complete press release on the Microsoft News Center or PartnerSource for partner launch engagement opportunities.

Also, Microsoft partners have the ability to receive or license at a discount Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Click here for details!

One more update. An additional press release can be found on the Microsoft News Center here.

--Kevin