Renamed direction of project green Microsoft Business Solutions products: Microsoft Great Plains, Navision, Axapta, Solomon and MS CRM in Microsoft Dynamics GP, NAV, AX, SL, CRM. Microsoft Dynamics be supposedly final product in the Green Project user through similar interface on all business components can access. At this point (autumn 2005) we don't know exactly how interface looks like, but some directions can be predicted.
o Microsoft Outlook user interface. Microsoft Small Business Accounting published in September 2005, entry level accounting application from the ground up rewrite. Now it's obvious no time, to reinvent the wheel / create new accounting package... but if you are Microsoft... Microsoft having its users and professionals, who are very comfortable in Microsoft Office products and spend much computer time in MS Outlook. Users can create small business accounting and documentation of accounts in MS Outlook (not all, but the innovation way is clear - user should work with business application of MS Outlook) synchronize. This can be very good argument against non-Microsoft systems: Oracle eBusiness/financials, PeopleSoft, IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, JD Edwards, which no simple Association for user interface
o-MS SQL Server DB platform. If products such as Great Plains Software Dynamics - should be there for multi-platform databases. Now it is only on MS SQL Server. Also - which way which Navision - it was on its own C/side database platform, was the rock. Navision is now available on MS SQL Server
o Microsoft Business Portal. Microsoft Dynamics GP simplifies the user interface (as DEX-Microsoft application) to look like Microsoft Office/Outlook interface. At the same time, Microsoft moves more functionality to Microsoft Business Portal: non-current assets, employee self-service, customer order management (former eOrder). Open SDK have Microsoft Business Portal, available for c#.NET programmer and Microsoft Business Portal is.NET application. All the proprietary customization tools, like e.g. Microsoft dexterity with Microsoft Visual Studio are probably replaced in the future.