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September 7, 2005

Business Summit Sneak Peek

Posted by David Hunter at 8:10 AM ET.

Microsoft MBS corporate Vice President Satya Nadella gives us a look at what is coming at today’s Microsoft Business Summit:

We have two major announcements. Small Business product – Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 (SBA) – goes to customers. And today is an important marker for us in terms of delivering “Green” Wave 1 innovations – role specific user experience, Portal technology built on WSS, integrated Business Intelligence, and Web Services across all our ERP and CRM product lines. Coincident with Business Summit, we are unveiling the name of “Green” – Microsoft Dynamics. We will be shipping versions of Microsoft Dynamics starting this Fall.

More on Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) and Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta) by following the link. Windows Workflow Foundation and RSS support in general and in Microsoft CRM are also mentioned.

Update: Mary Jo Foley has more including a letter from Steve Ballmer on the midmarket and a description of the new Midmarket Server (codename Centro):

Microsoft Corp. is recognizing the specific needs of the midmarket with a new infrastructure software solution under development known as Centro, which will be released in 2007 as part of the “Longhorn” wave of products.

Centro is specifically tailored to address the needs of the midmarket segment, which Microsoft defines as those customers with between 25 and 500 PCs connected to the Internet.

Seems like Small Business Server with more seats and 2 years out.

Update: Microsoft Corporate VP Tami Reller elaborates on the new Dynamics brand:

• Microsoft CRM becomes Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

• Microsoft Business Solutions-Great Plains becomes Microsoft Dynamics GP.

• Microsoft Business Solutions-Axapta® becomes Microsoft Dynamics AX.

• Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision becomes Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

• Microsoft Business Solutions-Solomon becomes Microsoft Dynamics SL

This first wave of major releases under Microsoft Dynamics will share common client technology that focuses on a role-based user experience with deep integration to Microsoft Office. Future waves of Microsoft Dynamics releases will focus on common server technology, including a common process model that combines the best business processes from each of the releases.

Filed under Axapta, CRM, Dynamics, Essential Business Server, Executives, Great Plains, MBS, Navision, Office, RSS and Atom, Servers, Small Business, Solomon, Steve Ballmer, Technologies, Workflow

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2 Responses to “Business Summit Sneak Peek”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Blog Archive » Microsoft Releases Microsoft Dynamics GP Version 9.0 Says:

    [...] Since the “brand speak” and jargon is a little thick, here’s a translation. Microsoft released version 9.0 of its Great Plains accounting and financial software for small and medium businesses. Along with the other products from Microsoft Business Solutions it is being revamped to a common base via “Project Green” which emphasizes integration with other Microsoft products. Version 9.0 is the first step in the process for Great Plains which is now branded Microsoft Dynamics GP. The Great Plains home page has more info although they still refer to it as “Great Plains” and there doesn’t seem to be anything about 9.0.   [Permalink] [...]

  2. Microsoft Weekly Miscellany, October 14, 2006 -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Microsoft is looking for beta testers for Centro, its midsize company server package announced in September. [...]

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