In the 1960s, the late folk singer Phil Ochs said that the way to get out of Vietnam was to declare victory and leave. Microsoft seems to be following the same philosophy with Project Green.

There has been a lot of speculation about when Project Green, the code name for the next-generation accounting product, will hit the market. In the spring, Doug Burgum, president of Microsoft Business Solutions, detailed two waves in the move towards Green. But in the meantime, MBS will continue to support its four accounting products, for five years after the last version of each hits the market, which is still until 2013 or so.

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