MS had an in house accounts package?
And of course who cared?
Obviously it was not the instant success that MS was hoping for. Accountants have such funny ideas about software.
Had I know of it the chopping of it would have been quite predicatible. Having splashed big wedge on buying Great Plains and Navision and no doubt continuing to spend to get them close enough to "persuade" their respective user bases (which is what they were mainly bought for) onto a proper MS product
During my time with a Navision reseller that was now selling the MS ERP solution I found existing users unwilling to "upgrade" to this and thereby hang their whole businesses future on an MS product.
MS will want to be the new SAP. My experience tells me there is still too much diversity for MS to find a market leader to emulate, then exterminate.