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Salesforce.com Previews AJAX Interface

New generation of application planned for availability in fourth quarter

Salesforce.com has previewed Salesforce Winter '07, the 21st generation of its industry- leading family of on-demand business applications. Salesforce Winter '07 is scheduled for availability in the fourth quarter and will drive forward a new era of unlimited freedom, collaboration and success for customers. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available.

Leveraging Salesforce's multi-tenant architecture, Winter '07 will deliver unprecedented customization across every level of the service from the user interface to the AppExchange development platform. Customers, developers, and partners will be able to develop powerful new processes and applications, giving them a means to manage and share all of their information on demand on The Business Web.

"Winter '07 will build on our innovation of multi-tenancy to now offer unlimited customization through the AppExchange platform," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "This is a game-changing release that that delivers unlimited freedom to create custom user interfaces, innovative mashups and more powerful multi-tenant applications."

Today, with more than 50 million transactions in a single day and 3.1 billion total transactions in Q2, the Salesforce service is the most usable and most popular on-demand service available. This high adoption rate demonstrates the vitality and scalability of on-demand business applications for companies of all sizes, and Salesforce Winter '07 will take this usability to the next level with unprecedented customization.

Winter '07 will deliver the next generation desktop for The Business Web, enabling customers to tailor their user interface, personal workflows, activities, and tasks in one place. Based on AJAX for optimal usability and interactivity, the Business Web desktop ensures that users at companies of all sizes will continue to maintain high adoption of on-demand business services.

New features of Winter '07 include:
* New dynamic user interface based on AJAX
* Fully customizable desktop console and components
* Computer-telephony integration (CTI) with Cisco
* New interactive calendar design and task management
* "Salesforce Anywhere" with new Lotus Notes Edition

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