Kissimmee, Fla. (March 26, 2004) -- Project Green, the code name for the application that Microsoft Business Solutions plans to use to unify its accounting software line, may be delayed by Microsoft's emphasis on security, MBS president Doug Burgum told WebCPA this week.

Earlier this month, Microsoft said it would delay some key products while it worked on security. Analysts said that might delay the shipment of Longhorn, its next generation operating system. The shipment of Longhorn, which will provide a common engine for the line that now includes Great Plains, Solomon, Axapa and Navision, could delay Project Green, Burgum told WebCPA in an interview this week at the MBS Convergence end-user show. The first beta version of Longhorn is supposed to ship this summer.

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