If your an ISV thinking about building on top of Dynamics CRM please reach out and talk to us. As we get closer to an RTM release of Dynamics CRM Titan the excitement among the Dynamics CRM Partner community is quickly increasing. Now is the time to get your solutions working on Titan.

Here is the release.

 Dear Dynamics CRM Partners,

 

As we approach the upcoming delivery of the “Titan” release, scheduled for RTM at the end of 2007, it is time to lift some of the NDA restrictions that are currently in place in order to effectively continue to build the interest, demand and your opportunities in the market for Titan.  The 3 key disclosure messages are as follows:    

1.      Dynamics CRM partners can now discuss and demo the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 release to customers in a 1:1 environment without an NDA.  There are still restrictions in place around production usage as well as holding partner-led 4.0 launch events for multiple customers/prospects.  See below for details.  

2.      NDA restrictions are still in place for customers and partners participating in the CRM Live Early Access program until December 1, 2007.

3.      Upgradeability Notice: The current 4.0 beta version (CTP3), and any of your associated configuration and customizations, will NOT upgrade to the 4.0 RTM release.  This notice only applies to the current CTP3 release.

 

Disclosure activities, timing and restrictions for Dynamics CRM 4.0 are as follows:

 

Partner Activities

October 1st - RTM

Ready for Demos

RTM +

Ready for Marketing

Customer Demos (1:1) and Feature Disclosure

Yes

Yes

Partner-Led Titan Customer Launch Events (1:Many)

No

Yes

Deployment Planning & Prototyping*

Yes*

Yes

Production Pilots

No

Yes

Production Deployments

No

Yes

 

*Please see message #3 above regarding non-upgradeability

 

The CTP3 VPC can be accessed and downloaded at https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/products/mscrm/.

 

Thank you!

 John O'Donnell | Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation