Microsoft today announced the immediate availability of CRM 2011 Online. According to the press release, CRM 2011 will be available for on-premise and partner-hosted deployment on February 28.
This is exciting news for those of us who have participated in the beta testing of this version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. CRM 2011 has a new solution framework to package and distribute customizations, an extremely enhanced Outlook client, and many more improvements.
The company is also offering significant incentives to customers who make the switch from salesforce.com. Having conducted several side-by-side comparisons of Microsoft CRM and salesforce.com for my clients, I feel very confident in saying that CRM 2011 offers a compelling and hard-to-beat solution that raises the bar for the entire CRM marketplace.