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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Microsoft changed its strategy, opted to collaborate

COLLABORATING with competitors is the way to do business in the fast-changing atmosphere of the early 21st century.

At least that’s what Microsoft Corp. decided over the past decade, according to a new book co-written by the software giant’s vice president for intellectual-property policy and strategy.

In "Burning The Ships," Microsoft executive Marshall Phelps and journalist David Kline tell how dramatically Microsoft’s business strategy has changed over the past decade.

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