Microsoft CRM 2011 Release Candidate, Launch Date Announced

Pawar Pramod

Updated · Dec 15, 2010

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has unveiled a pre-release version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and set a launch date of Jan. 20 for the official release of the CRM software.

Microsoft announced the availability of its next-generation customer relationship management (CRM) software in a number of blog posts yesterday. Among the interesting features of the new release are business intelligence and SharePoint modules, and the software also offers two email modules.

The software giant hopes the new release will help it gain ground — and perhaps even outperform — archrival Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) in a $10 billion market led by SAP (NYSE: SAP) and Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL).

For the full story — including links for downloading the release candidate and information on the launch event — see Microsoft CRM 2011 Release Candidate Available, Launch Date Set at eCRM Guide.