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Spring 2015 updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Dynamics Marketing go live

by Jason Gumpert

The first public sightings of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Spring '15 were reported earlier today, just hours before Microsoft officially announced the availability of the newest versions of CRM Online and Dynamics Marketing.

Microsoft has also released its CRM 7.1.0 documentation.

Also known as Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1 or as version 7.1.0, the update has seen generally positive reviews over the last few months from the CRM. A user interface refresh is perhaps the most notable change, but the update also enhances CRM's Excel and OneNote integration, speeds up form rendering, enhances the CRM API, and advances a range of Dynamics Marketing capabilities.

Open Microsoft Dynamics CRM data in Excel Online
Open tabular data from CRM in Excel Online, as seen in a demo

The quickest way to get a look at the new CRM Online release appears to be through a new product trial. Dynamics CRM Online's updates cover a broad range of front and back end updates. One of the favorites noted by CRM experts thus far has been the immersive Excel experience. It allows for the use of Excel Online from within the updated CRM web interface and, optionally, to save the changes made in Excel Online back to CRM.

Sonoma Partners' Peter Majer shares some more details about this feature and its pre-requisites in a new blog post. Dynamics CRM MVP ...

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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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