Microsoft has started its staged rollout of its latest version of its CRM Online service.
The Dynamics CRM Online 2013 offering, codenamed "Orion" — the first major platform update since the 2011 Dynamics CRM release — went live last week in Microsoft's Asia Pacific datacenters. As of October 7, it's now live in the company's European and African datacenters. It will go live in the Americas "later this week," according to a post on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM UK Blog.
"The new touch-optimized mobile experiences for Windows Phone 8, iPhone and Android phones will follow shortly after," a Microsoft spokesperson said last month.
After the fall "Orion" releases, the CRM team is planning to deliver two more CRM updates: "Leo" and then "Vega," the release guide notes. (There also is an update to the MarketingPilot service due later this year, which is codenamed "Mira.") The Leo release is expected to drop support for Classic Forms, and add support for iPhones and Android phones.
Those interested in kicking the tires of the new Microsoft CRM release can sign up for a free, 30-day trial (no credit card required).