Wednesday, August 31, 2005

As the winds of Katrina are blowing by, much abated from the horror of the Gulf coast, I am reminded how lucky we are in Vermont in terms of weather. Yes, we get snow and occasionally ice, and every 50 years or so a hurricane sneaks up the Connecticut River valley, but generally it's quite benign. Our sympathies go out to those caught in the ravages of Katrina, and in particular to our customers and business partners. We hope you are back to normal in the shortest time possible.

Speaking of winds, the winds of change are blowing here at MISys. We are invited to be a part of the official September 7th release of Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting, generally referred to as SBA. MISys Small Business Manufacturing (SBM) is one of just 5 products invited to participate as 3rd party products for SBA.

Here's a review from June

Kudos to Microsoft for the release of SBA, and we're tickled to be part of the event. If you're interested to know more please e-mail me at We have a streaming video presentation that will show you exactly how we work with SBA.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Wow, has it been almost a month? A week on the Cape, then a week catching up on tasks here at goes pretty fast!

I'm not overwhelmed, or even whelmed, by the response to the blog so far, so I'd like to hear from people if they even stop in and read it or look at it. Either e-mail me at or try leaving a comment on this post. You can either comment anonymously or you can enter your name.

I have hoped the blog might be a good setting for people to chat about manufacturing issues in general, like, for example


If you'd like to share on this question, please do!

Enjoy the remaining bits of's a long cold winter in Vermont!