Microsoft announced plans to increase resources and provide new tools and offerings for MBS independent software vendors (ISV) and value-added resellers (VAR). These efforts are designed to accelerate the MBS Group's partner-driven vertical strategy, providing stronger opportunities for partners to align their services and solutions with their customers' specific needs. Microsoft has to be in the small business market, which is a springboard or a feeding ground for more scalable products as these businesses grow over time.
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two-year effort code named Project Magellan , with the idea of a common Outlook-based user interface (UI) supporting accounting applications and office automation needs. Thus, the upcoming Microsoft Office 12 release will add a new product, Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting, to the current core set of programs included in Office 2003 . The new software is designed for small office/home offices (SOHO), which typically have up to five users. Further, the update of Outlook 2003 will be integrated