Well there we go CRM 2011 is finally launched and release to 40 countries and 41 different languages, in the cloud, on the cloud, up, down, left, right, in the 4th dimension, 5th dimension, in this galaxy and beyond.
I have to admit I was hoping Steve Ballmer was going to do deliver one of his infamous speeches but he seemed rather subdued today. You have to admit it would be heard to muster that much enthusiasm for an energetic jumping around the stage performance, I get the feeling CRM is a bit more dignified.
I’m not sure what I was expecting but it was pretty much what I expected, lots of crazy business speak words, a bit of a demo showing off the dashboard and nice graphical showings and then after that it was left to the user to click on the development videos etc.
I was quite amused by the fact they kept having a dig at the other software calling oracle, salesforce, act old systems and Microsoft was liberating and freeing the user to stop wasting time trying to do admin tasks and get selling things.
I will also add I have had my 1000 reader today, it’s not much in the grand scheme of the CRM blogs but it’s still a landmark for me.