Stampede 2002 has radiated moderate optimism within VARs and other attendees, in a sharp contrast with many other user or industry conferences where we have felt a generally somber, anxious, or at least subdued mood. Small wonder for this isolated ebullience, given that, despite the current soft market, both MBS and most of its partners are still operating well, are discussing closing new accounts, and even expanding.
session, showcased MBS'' recent extensive development efforts across its new and existing business applications. This is Part Two of a four-part note. Part One detailed the announcements concerning MBS. Part Three will discuss Challenges, and Part Four will make User Recommendations. Market Impact Much sooner than many expected (while many competitors likely hoped otherwise -- that the Navision acquisition would take longer to filter through and thereby give them more breathing space) Microsoft made some