Microsoft Corp. today announced general availability of five industry-specific solutions developed in close alliance with selected independent software vendors (ISVs) participating in the Microsoft Industry Builder initiative. The solutions, scheduled to be available Dec. 1, 2005, are designed for businesses that specialize in retail, distribution, process manufacturing, professional services, industrial equipment manufacturing, and field service management. The solutions announced today have been developed for Microsoft® Business Solutions–Axapta®, now part of Microsoft Dynamics™. Additional solutions will be released over the next few months.
These industry-specific solutions are a part of the first wave of Microsoft’s Industry Builder initiative, which will offer customers solutions that are packaged with Microsoft support offerings and high-quality code review. The initiative was announced at this year’s Convergence, the annual event for organizations that use products and services offered by Microsoft.
Here’s the original Convergence press release. The Industry Builder Initiative is apparently Microsoft Business Solutions specific.