New Microsoft Program for Early-Stage Companies Includes Major Role for Dynamics CRM

Microsoft appears to have big plans for small businesses to use Dynamics CRM.

Its intentions for Dynamics CRM became know with announcement this week of its BizSpark program, designed to target early stage software startups with a variety of company resources, including access to Microsoft platform software and development tools with no upfront costs.

Dynamics CRM will be offered as a part of this platform, although Microsoft has not yet indicated when it will become available.  The inclusion of Dynamics CRM into this broad platform services program aimed at early stage companies indicates Microsoft's interest in pushing Dynamics CRM as a mainstay for small businesses.  Dynamics CRM is the only pure business software listed as part of the program other than the broader SharePoint Portal Server.


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