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Microsoft: Dynamics CRM ain't chopped liver, despite Salesforce tie-up

Juan Carlos Perez | June 2, 2014
Microsoft remains committed to trouncing Salesforce.com in the CRM market.

Salesforce for Office 365 also will let customers use OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online as storage repositories for Salesforce, as well as use Salesforce and Outlook together with a new app. It will also be possible with this product to visualize and analyze Salesforce data using Excel and Power BI.

Nadella and Benioff also talked about their companies being customers of each other in various other areas. For example, Microsoft uses Salesforce's ExactTarget digital marketing and analytics product, which in turn is already integrated with Office 365 and SQL Server.

Benioff said Salesforce will use Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform for ExactTarget "development and testing" and that his company would explore other areas where it can further use Azure after this first step.

 

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