Today’s partnership between Microsoft and Salesforce.com is yet another inspiring example of how two companies that compete vigorously on many fronts and in different areas can also find ways to come together to benefit our customers. It also demonstrates the value being delivered by Microsoft’s world class business services and devices to enable customers to be more productive and deliver amazing experiences to their customers.
Does this mean we will stop competing? No. We will continue to partner and we will continue to compete in critical areas like CRM. Amazing things are happening in the CRM space and it is through competition that great innovation comes. Salesforce is acknowledged for their leadership in shaping this industry by delivering applications in the cloud. Microsoft Dynamics CRM is one of the fastest growing products at Microsoft and shows no signs of slowing down as we continue to innovate and make progress. Our unique ability to deliver agile, simple to use, end-to-end solutions that take advantage of all Microsoft technologies puts us on the precipice of tremendous opportunity to impact businesses and organizations throughout the world. And we are excited about the new features and capabilities we are delivering next week with our spring CRM updates .
But today is not about our competition. It is about partnering with others in the industry and giving customers solutions that best meet their business needs – in the end, our customers are the real winners through greater innovation, greater integration and continued competition that brings out the best in all of us. Today is a great day and we can’t wait for tomorrow!