An updated implementation of hosted CRM 4.0 has been released to demo and allow trial of a hosted CRM 4.0 platform.

The new site can be found here:

http://www.hostedmicrosoftcrmtrial.com/

Note. This is not a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online platform but one specifically built for our hosting partners and their potential customers.

  • The updated trial site leverages the multi-tenancy capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
  • New features to experience:
  • The trial instance is an organizational level deployment with administrative permissions. This means that each trial user has full access and control over their trial organization to add users and share the CRM product with others. In the previous version, the trial instance was provisioned as a business unit thus permissions were limited.
  • A trial instance can be localized in the user's language of choice – the product is available in 25 languages (including English). Users worldwide can now experience their CRM trial the same way they'll consume it.
  • Trial users can now change and reset their passwords without the involvement of Trial Support.
  • Enhanced reporting for regional Microsoft trial site administrators enables them to analyze trial subscriptions by country and region.

One capability that is not supported is Outlook integration into the trial environment. Although Outlook integration is a very compelling feature of CRM, the effort to support such an experience in a trial deployment would have presented significant support challenges given the unknown state of each user's PC/laptop configuration, OS, software, settings, etc.