Since the release of Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 in December 2007 (initially available to partners only), Microsoft announced a global launch tour that would include the availability of Dynamics 4.0 in over 25 languages. On January 30, 2008, Microsoft announced availability in the first 8 languages: Danish, English, Finnish, Dutch, French, German, simplified Chinese and Spanish.

Sage Software announced a beta program for the upcoming ACT! for Palm OS 3.0. The beta program will run for 2 weeks, during which testers will be required to install the product, test and report any functionality issues. Once the beta program is finished, the active beta testers will receive a license for ACT! for Palm OS 3.0 and an ACT! 2008 or ACT! Premium 2008 license as a bonus.

new.pngSugarCRM, an open source CRM software provider, announced the addition of telephony capabilities on the list of SugarCRM's features. This integration was the result of a collaboration between SugarCRM and Vertico Software, the provider of the STARFACE telecommunications system. STARFACE SugarCRM Connector, will enable the telephony capabilities for all three SugarCRM editions (Sugar Community Edition, Sugar Professional Edition and Sugar Enterprise Edition).

Oracle just annouced the release of Oracle® VM Templates. These templates allow deploying a fully configured Oracle CRM software platform by providing pre-installed and pre-configured images of the CRM On Demand software. The templates are very useful especially for large organizations where the costs for installation and configration of Siebel CRM On Demand are high - by using the Oracle VM Templates, administrators simply copy the images from the server (with Oracle VM installed) and use them to have a fully installed and configured Oracle environment. This beats the hell out of installing CRM On Demand from scratch.