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Microsoft acquires Great Plains

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Redmond, Wash.--Microsoft Corp. said it has completed the acquisition of Great Plains Software Inc., Fargo, N.D. , for $1.1 billion in stock. Microsoft will brand its acquisition Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions. In buying Great Plains, Microsoft gains a computer consulting and software company that has more than 140,000 small and midsize businesses as clients.
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