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Analyst's take: Benefits of Microsoft patterns and practices

Microsoft patterns and practices helps software architects, developers, and their teams leverage the Microsoft platform to build better applications.  Patterns and practices guidance, tools, libraries, and frameworks help to simplify the platform, provide guidance to common problems, and help development teams build looselycoupled applications.

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