Dynamics CRM 2011 Rollup 5 now available

Update Rollup 5 released that includes the first wave of some great new enhancements, in brief these inlcude:

New Features

  • New BI Capabilities
    • multi-series charts
    • multiple category charts
    • new chart types i.e. Area charts
  • Dialogs & Workflow Enhancements
    • lookup to any entity utilising customisable lookup diaglog box 
    • Date field types i.e. date only and Date and time
    • Options sets can be displayed as radio buttons rather than just lists
    • Dynamic record hyperlinks for Workflows & Dialogs, all entities now include a DynamicURL field that can be inserted into emails using the insert hyperlink option
  • Enhanced Data Management
    • Audit User Access
    • Ignore null values in duplicate detection
    • Exclude inactive records in duplicate detection
  • CRM Outlook Client Enhancements
    • Reading panel improvements to include hyperlinks to CRM records, compose e-mail and Lync presence
    • Reading panel includes sub grids and notes
    • Performance Enhancements to E-mail Tracking
  • Activity Feeds
    • Enable a user to follow important activities related to people, accounts, contacts, leads, sales deals (opportunities) and more
    • Activity Feed App provided for Windows Mobile
    • The solution can be download from the Dynamics Marketplace

Some great links to more information:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Roadmap Q4 Update Released

Great article on the updated roadmap for the service release for CRM 2011. Lots of great new features including the anticipated improved Dialog options.

http://microsoftaucrm.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/microsoft-dynamics-crm-roadmap-q4-2011-service-update/