MICROSOFT has announced a new, easy-to-use business management and accounting program aimed at small businesses. Microsoft Profit is the first Windows-based accounting package that does not require a knowledge of accounting. The product is new in this type of software, because it gives users access to important information about their business with the click of a button. Microsoft Profit is a fully integrated accounting and business management solution. Developed using Microsoft Visual BASIC 2.0, features are organised into a file cabinet. To begin work, the user simply clicks the mouse on the ''drawer''. The transactions' drawer is where all invoices, purchase orders, cheques and other commonly used forms can be found. A typical transaction form can be filled out with three clicks of the mouse. Profit comes equipped with six standard accounting reports, and a wide variety of business management reports. ALL four of the leading database software suppliers have committed to early delivery of their products in versions designed to run under the DEC OSF/1 operating system on Digital's 64-bit Alpha AXP platform. Informix, Oracle, Sybase and the ASK Group are all working closely with Digital to implement Alpha AXP versions of their software. ''These announcements reinforce the commitment that Digital and its partners have made to provide a complete UNIX environment, capable of running applications originally designed for System V, BSD, and OSF/1 technologies,'' said Mr Kaizad Heerjee, Digital Asia's open systems manager. The Informix family of database software products will be available next month. Oracle will ship a native 64-bit implementation of ORACLE 7 next month. A Developer's Release is available now from Oracle and through Digital's Alpha Migration Centres. The SYBASE system for on-line, enterprise-wide applications is available now for the OpenVMS operating system, on both VAX and Alpha AXP systems. SYBASE will deliver its SYBASE SQL Server family, SYBASE SQL Lifecycle tools and SYBASE connectivity interfaces on Digital's DEC OSF/1 operating system in beta format in June. The ASK Group will ship Ingres 6.4, the current release of its intelligent database, on Alpha AXP systems running DEC OSF/1 in the current quarter, together with its associated connectivity products and application development tools. SYNOPTICS Communications has announced a comprehensive networking solution that can seamlessly integrate SynOptics' own network fabric with Novell NetWare environments. SynOptics is releasing its powerful network management application, Optivity, as a snap-in application, fully integrated with Novell's NetWare Management System (NMS). In addition, the company is extending support for the Novell's IPX management protocolto its LattisNet System 2000 and System 3000 intelligent hubs, to provide full Ethernet and Token Ring connectivity. The new solution provides users with a cost-effective way to build NetWare networks, which are flexible enough to integrate into enterprise networks. The new products, coupled with the rest of SynOptics' LattisNet product family, provide a scalable and easy-to-implement option that is ideal for growing NetWare environments.