Microsoft Releases CRM Services in the Cloud

Thursday Jan 20th 2011 by Stuart J. Johnston

Microsoft now offers its customer relationship management (CRM) software as a cloud computing service, a first for the company, and an indication that cloud computing has come of age.

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Still not convinced that this whole cloud computing thing is going to be around for the long haul? Well, consider this. Microsoft recently announced its cloud-based Dynamics CRM Online services -- the first time the company has ever released a product online prior to releasing a server-based version. Cloud computing, like rock-and-roll, is here to stay -- too bad you can’t dance to it.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced commercial availability of the company's next generation customer relationship management (CRM) cloud services offering yesterday, and plans to launch customer-premises and partner-hosted editions of the package on Thursday.

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