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Dynamics CRM Server 2011 (Includes Software Assurance)

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Description: 
Dynamics CRM 2011 is a CRM (customer relationship management) server application designed to run on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Small Business Server 2008 in conjunction with Exchange Server. Dynamics CRM provides users with a shared database of customer records and communications, ensuring that all departments have access to up-to-date customer information, as well as a unified system for scheduling contact with customers and other CRM duties.

CRM Server is one of two editions Dynamics CRM 2011: CRM Workgroup Server 2011 and CRM Server 2011. Workgroup Server includes licenses for a maximum of five users to access the server from any number of computers or other devices. CRM Server 2011 supports multiple, distinct CRM databases on a single server and has no user limit.

Users can access and work with Dynamics CRM customer records and reports through an Outlook toolbar or by using Internet Explorer to access a customized, internal website. Reports are available with on-demand, scheduled, or event-based delivery, and can be generated by users without IT assistance.

Users can integrate contacts, emails, tasks, appointments, or OneNote notes with the appropriate customer records; track email correspondence; and schedule and automate tasks such as customer contacts. Replies to tracked emails are automatically tracked as well, allowing users to quickly see all pertinent correspondence with or about a customer. Contact can be assigned for customers personally or in groups; and can be scheduled individually, recurrently, or as triggered by other events.

Both the web and Outlook interfaces are highly customizable. Access rights and interface settings can be set at all levels and departments so that personnel can access records in an appropriate and intuitive form.

Dynamics CRM supports SQL Server Mirroring, which ensures that a backup copy of the database is consistently available in case of damaged files.

Other capabilities include the following:

•    The improved offline user experience in Dynamics CRM allows for offline reporting and customization, with automatic synchronization when an Internet connection becomes available.
•    Multi-tenant architecture lets organizations maintain multiple, distinct CRM databases on a single server.
•    CRM data and reports can be exported in Excel format. After making edits to CRM information in an Excel spreadsheet, the user is given the option to re-import edited information back into the CRM database, thus allowing CRM data to be altered and recalibrated using the familiar tools and functions available through Excel.
•    The highly flexible structure lets developers add components using the .NET framework.
•    Users can customize the Dynamics CRM dashboard, selecting what data appears on it and from which sources.

Additional Information: For a summary of the available editions of Dynamics CRM 2011 and licensing alternatives, see the Guide to Dynamics CRM Editions and Licensing.

Software Assurance: Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.


Requirements: 
Hardware:
•    1.5-GHz (or higher) dual-core x64 processor; 2-GHz quad-core x64 processor recommended
•    2 GB or more RAM; 8 GB recommended
•    10 GB available hard-disk space; 40 GB recommended
•    10/100-Mbps network card; dual 10/100/1000-Mbps recommended

Software:
•    Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard x64, Enterprise x64, Datacenter x64, Web x64; Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard, Premium
•    SQL Server 2008 SP1 Standard x64, Enterprise x64, Datacenter x64; Developer x64 (non-production environments only)
•    Exchange Server 2003 SP2/2007/2010

E-mail Router:
•    Windows Server 2008 x64 editions; Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
•    Exchange Server 2003 SP2/2007/2010 Standard, Enterprise; Exchange Online

Web Client:
•    Windows XP SP3 Home/Professional/Tablet/Media Center Edition; Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit); Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
•    Office 2003 SP3/2007 SP2/2010
•    Internet Explorer 7/8 or later

Outlook client:
•    Windows XP SP3 Professional/Professional x64/Tablet; Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit); Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
•    Office 2003 SP3/2007 SP2/2010
•    Internet Explorer 7/8 or later 

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