Microsoft Business Solutions Announces New Release of Microsoft Business Portal

Microsoft Business Solutions today announced the availability of Microsoft(R) Business Solutions Business Portal 2.0. Integrated with Microsoft Business Solutions-Great Plains(R) and Microsoft Business Solutions-Solomon business applications, the new release will help organizations further extend their financial management solutions, providing opportunities for greater business information- and process-sharing for all employees.
The major enhancement to Microsoft Business Portal 2.0 is the adoption of Windows(R) SharePoint(TM) Services as its foundation, meaning Microsoft Business Portal can now offer SharePoint Web Parts such as document libraries, calendars, announcements and others to record activities, share and edit documents, track meeting notes, and provide links to other relevant sites. In addition, SharePoint Web Parts created by other developers can be deployed through Microsoft Business Portal 2.0, dramatically increasing the range of information and services that can be delivered through the portal.
“Microsoft Business Portal 2.0 represents a major step forward for our customers by offering them increased benefits from their financial management solution, using the latest standards for information delivery and collaboration,” said Karen Engel, group product manager at Microsoft Business Solutions. “In release 2.0, Microsoft continues to deliver on its commitment to provide business solutions that help small and midmarket segment companies realize more value from their IT investments.”