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Microsoft shows off UI futures for its business apps

Role-based interface example: The desktop of "Sammy" in shipping and receiving

Microsoft is using the concept of "personnas" to design role-based interfaces, tailored for more than 60 different ERP job functions, in designing the next versions of its business apps. Here's a mock-up of the interface that Sammy, a manager of shipping and receiving, would see when using a future version of Dynamics NAV (Navision).