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Express Edition of Office Accounting Makes Debut

Microsoft is providing yet another piece of its software infrastructure for free with the launch today of Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2007. See what customers will see about the new tool at www.ideawins.com. (Warning – hope you've had your coffee. The marketing music is immediate, and depending on your settings, a little loud.) Microsoft positions the tool as being for start-ups and small businesses that are upgrading from pen and paper or Excel-based accounting systems. For partners, Microsoft says the tool is an opportunity to upgrade clients to Office Accounting Professional 2007, the successor to Office Small Business Accounting 2006, and sell value-added services. Of course, the express version is available now, while the professional version won't come out until sometime in 2007. A trial version is supposed to fill the gap. Meanwhile, Microsoft is offering an array of third-party services for the express edition.

Posted by Scott Bekker on October 30, 2006 at 11:57 AM