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SplendidCRM for Microsoft Windows Azure

SplendidCRM solutions for open-source use, has entered the cloud with its release of SplendidCRM 4.0 Community Edition

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SplendidCRM solutions for open-source use, has entered the cloud with its release of SplendidCRM 4.0 Community Edition. This release has been specifically updated to run in Microsoft's Windows Azure Platform (http://www.microsoft.com/azure/). SplendidCRM can be installed to run just the database in SQL Azure, with the web application running locally, or to run the database in SQL Azure and the web application in Windows Azure. With this new capability our customers will be able to minimize the cost while maximizing the reliability of their customer data. A live Azure demo is available at http://splendidcrm.cloudapp.net.

SplendidCRM continues to evolve with the incorporation of the Silverlight 3 Toolkit to replace the previous flash-based and hand-made charts. “We continue to pioneer the use of XAML-only graphics as a means to promote rapid application development”, noted Paul Rony, President and Founder of SplendidCRM. “Implementation of a dashlets model will allow each user to customize their home page experience with the new Silverlight charts.”

“In addition, the SplendidCRM query engine has been optimized to handle millions of records using our custom paging system. This custom paging also allows SplendidCRM to be very bandwidth efficient, which is especially important in the SQL Azure environment because of the bandwidth related charges.”

“Responding to customer requests, we also added the ability to search for duplicate records and to easily merge those duplicates into a single record.” SplendidCRM has been tested on all the variations of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

To download SplendidCRM 4.0, please visit the downloads page on http://www.splendidcrm.com.

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