What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Release date – Introduction and Early look at Dynamics CRM 2011

Update: 16/10/2010:

I have started writing a series of posts listing all new features in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. You can find the first post here:



Update: 25/09/2010:

I promised that I will be updating this post everytime there is new information about CRM 5 (now called CRM 2011).

Here is an screenshot (image) of the new CRM 2011 Dashboards which are expected to be the best new feature in 2011:

Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukcrm/archive/2010/07/12/crm-5-becomes-crm-2011.aspx


These are some questions that many people are asking about Microsoft Dynamic CRM 5.

I know my answers below will not satisfy everybody but I promise, once we are allowed to do so, and I’m relieved from my NDA, I Will post all information about all new features in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5 with screenshots, show cases and demo of the product – so watch this space. This will hopefully happen when the beta version is released.

Now to the Questions:

* What are the new features and functionality and What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5?

* Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5 Release date – When will it be released for production or the beta release?

 This is what Microsoft has recently announced:

  • The upcoming release will be named Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
  • Beta will be publicly available in September 2010. You can sign up to be notified of availability of BETA at http://crm.dynamics.com/crm2011beta.
  • CRM Online International Expansion reaches 40 planned markets and 41 languages when it is launched.
  • Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace expected to launch for CRM solutions in September 2010.

* Can we have an early look or introduction to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5 changes and new features:

I am still covered by Microsoft’s NDA which prevents me from revealing anything not already made public by Microsoft. Please find below links to some information on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5 from what Microsoft has made public :

· http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2010/07/12/introducing-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011.aspx 

· http://blogs.msdn.com/crm/archive/2008/12/18/an-early-look-at-crm-5.aspx

· http://blogs.msdn.com/girishr/archive/2009/11/21/pdc-phone-company-crm-azure-demo.aspx

· http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/PR31

· http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/P09-07