Bekker's Blog

Blog archive

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


Featured

  • Image of a futuristic maze

    The 2024 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    Everything Microsoft partners and IT pros need to know about major Microsoft product milestones this year.

  • Microsoft Sets September Launch for Purview Data Governance

    Microsoft's AI-powered Purview solution to address governance and security challenges is set to become generally available on Sept. 1.

  • An image of planes flying around a globe

    2024 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss.

  • End of the Road for Kaspersky in the United States

    Kaspersky on Monday said it is shuttering its U.S. operations, just days before a nationwide ban on sales of its security software was set to take effect.