There's some big changes going on with Microsoft Business Solutions, which sells four accounting software lines. But before anyone in Redmond goes ballistic, disses here does not stand for dis-respecting. It stands for distribution.

Sure, resellers are paranoid enough about the decision to combine Microsoft’s Fusion reseller conference this fall with the MBS/Great Plains reseller conference. Moves being made signal the real end to MBS as simply Great Plains with a new face. MBS is getting Microsoftized. Resellers fear Microsoft will go direct, with various theories about the company buying ePartners to do it, coming over the email transom.

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