By Rick Whiting, ChannelWeb, 4:01 PM EDT Wed. Jul. 15, 2009
Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) channel partners are about to get their first look at the next release of the vendor's Dynamics CRM application, a product that's targeted for release sometime in the second half of 2010.
"Dynamics CRM 5.0 is deep in development right now," said Brad Wilson, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, in an interview at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans. He said some test versions of the application would be in partners' hands within about 90 days.
Dynamics CRM 5.0 will sport improvements in the user interface and data visualization features, enhanced sales and marketing capabilities, and tighter integration with Microsoft's SharePoint Server collaboration platform, according to Wilson, who declined to disclose details.