Yes, it is true! Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 and Office Small Business Management Edition 2006 are now available through both the Open Business and Open Value licensing programs. Here are the SKUs you should be asking your reseller for along with the details on how you can be a part of the launch events today via streaming webcast:

Open Business
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Office Small Business Accounting 2006 License: Part # ZQ2-00006
Office Small Business Accounting 2006 License + 2 Years Software Assurance Benefits: Part # ZQ2-00017
Office Small Business Management Edition 2006 License: Part # ZQ1-00006
Office Small Business Management Edition 2006 License + 2 Years Software Assurance Benefits: Part # ZQ1-00017

Open Value
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Office Small Business Accounting 2006 License + 3 Years Software Assurance Benefits: Part # ZQ2-00048
Office Small Business Management Edition 2006 License + 3 Years Software Assurance Benefits: Part # ZQ1-00048

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Today's Launch Event
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You are invited to view the streaming video webcast of the launch event for Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 and Microsoft Office Small Business Management Edition 2006. Find out more about these powerful financial management solutions and how they can empower and enable small businesses. These solutions bring the ease of use of Microsoft Office to accounting, offering great Office integration and advanced management functionality. Join Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect, and others as they welcome and demonstrate these exciting new products.

Webcast Details:
September 7, 2005, 1:15 PST

Low speed link (56K):
http://metahost.savvislive.com/microsoft/20050907/business_summit_sba_20050907_56.asx  

Medium speed link (100K):
http://metahost.savvislive.com/microsoft/20050907/business_summit_sba_20050907_100.asx  

High speed link (300K):
http://metahost.savvislive.com/microsoft/20050907/business_summit_sba_20050907_300.asx  


To view the streaming video webcast, your PC must have Windows Media Player. Don’t have Windows Media Player? You can get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/download/download.aspx  

Agenda:
All times are PST.

1:15pm Opening Keynote
Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corporation
Steven Guggenheimer, Vice President, Worldwide Small Business, Microsoft Corporation

2:00pm Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 and Microsoft Office Small Business Management Edition 2006 – Product Demonstration

2:30pm
Building the Small Business Accounting Community
Steven Guggenheimer, Vice President, Worldwide Small Business, Microsoft Corporation

3:00pm Customer and Partner Panel
Hosted by Christopher Capossela, Corporate VP, Information Worker Product Management Group
Panel discussion with early adopter customers and key Microsoft partners

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager,
Small Business Community Engagement
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