Office hunts for new niches

Microsoft plans to announce new specialty software packages on Monday based on the upcoming update of its Office productivity software.
The new packages, which will combine Microsoft software with third-party add-ons and services, will be sold by Microsoft partners under the Office Solution Accelerator Program. The program is part of a broad effort by Microsoft to court partners to help exploit new enterprise capabilities in the upcoming Office System. (full story)

My spin: Intuit and others have already strated making their products for various vertical industries. With MS following, with office this trend will continue and be a good thing for those industries offered speciality software for their industries.