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Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions
While most of its applications co-opetitors have been licking their wounds and dreading another financial quarterly report, cash amassed Microsoft has recently

new business loans  development efforts across its new and existing business applications. By unveiling its threefold development strategy: Expanding and enhancing current solutions, Creating new solutions that complement existing offerings, and Delivering next-generation business applications — MBS provided a comprehensive roadmap for its vision for connected solutions that will transform business processes for customers, partners, suppliers and employees . The product strategy session featured a series of solution

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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