Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Will Move to Windows Azure in 2012, VP Says

Microsoft corporate vice president from the Server and Tools division Bob Kelly told an audience yesterday  that Dynamics CRM Online will be hosted in Azure by the end of 2012.

"MSCRM, by the end of 2012, will be a native application on Windows Azure," he told the audience at the Merrill Lynch Technology Conference.  The comments came in Kelly's broader discussion of Azure as Microsoft's cloud platform, including the benefits to developers and third party services from both inside and outside of Microsoft. The full presentation recording is online here.


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