Microsoft's annual business software confab, Convergence 2006, centered on the combination of Microsoft business products into one Microsoft enterprise resource planning system, and also on converging communication devices for both work and home."The opportunity to do better software has never been stronger," said Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates, in a keynote address to roughly 7,000 attendees. "We talk about this digital decade and people living a digital work style or a digital lifestyle when they go home -and that is becoming more and more commonly accepted. As you move things away from paperwork and onto the digital approach, everything is software value-added."

Microsoft Dynamics is now the name for the one MS ERP system that will be formed after combining the four current MS ERP applications - Microsoft GP (formerly Great Plains), AX (Axapta), SL (Solomon) and NAV (Navision) - and Microsoft's customer relationship management system, MS CRM. When it was first introduced in September, Microsoft Dynamics was originally branded "Project Green."

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