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Microsoft confirms plans to release Dynamics CRM 2013 in the fall

by Jason Gumpert

Microsoft has confirmed its plans to release the next major version of Dynamics CRM this fall.  The online edition will be called Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall '13, while the on premise software will be Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, the company stated in a , the company stated in a new announcement. The upcoming release had used the code name Orion until now.

Dynamics CRM 2013 will feature the next generation of what was originally called the "flow UI", originally demonstrated last year at WPC 2012. The release will also introduce new mobile client applications on iPad and Windows 8 tablets. Microsoft plans to offer new touch-optimized mobile experiences for Windows Phone 8, iPhone and Android phones "shortly after the release," according to the announcement.

Dynamics CRM process-driven user experience
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 proces-driven user experience

The announcement comes just ahead of Worldwide Partner Conference 2013, where CRM professionals will be awaiting further guidance on a range of topics related to the new release, including customer upgrades, TAP program details, the xRM platform, and porting customizations.

The new release will focus on concepts like making the CRM experience "more personal." Today's press release and comments from Dynamics CRM CVP Bob Stutz both introduce the idea of designing CRM to "match customers with the products and services they need."  As Stutz described it:

"We think businesses today can also ...

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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