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The next update of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will be available in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to Kirill Tatarinov, president of Microsoft Business Solutions. The announcement was made at Worldwide Partner Conference.
This update will enable partners to offer enterprise customers Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online with Microsoft Office 365 and will feature enhanced social collaboration capabilities.
“The interoperability between Microsoft Dynamics and cloud services, such as Windows Azure and Office 365, presents an enormous opportunity for partners to deliver a complete business productivity experience to customers and to grow their businesses,” Tatarinov said. “Partners are critical to delivering the best cloud experience for customers and, by creating a path to the cloud for partners with the right products and support, we’re taking steps to ensure our partners make the transition with us.”
In addition, new Microsoft Dynamics ERP RapidStart Services were announced, which help partners quickly configure and set up consistent and repeatable steps common across the life cycle of an ERP deployment, reducing the initial implementation time so they can focus on delivering profitable value-added services. Built on the Windows Azure platform, the extensible service will be available in September for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
If you want to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, there are a number of training resources available to you. See Training Resources for Microsoft Dynamics 2011 for more information.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation