What’s the Buzz about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011?

Updated: August 24, 2010

Improved Integration

CRM 2011 is going to have an enhanced integration with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft SharePoint. While working in Outlook you will now be able to access CRM without ever leaving your current screen or opening a new window. In addition to improved Outlook capabilities, CRM 2011 works with SharePoint so that users can easily create SharePoint document repositories and access files directly within CRM.

Role-Tailored Functionality

If you have used other Microsoft Dynamics products you may already have experienced the value in role-tailored functionality. This customization, available in CRM 2011, allows for the removal of onscreen ‘clutter' providing users with fast access to the relevant information they need.

Familiar User Interface

The contextual CRM Ribbon delivers consistent Microsoft Office navigation and a familiar user experience, thus minimizing the learning curve for new CRM users.

Customizable Cloud Solution

Developers now have the ability to create and deploy custom code for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online using powerful tools, such as Microsoft Visual Studio. Powered by .NET Framework 4, they can also incorporate Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Communication Foundation and Language Integrated Query into their cloud solutions.

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