Minneapolis (Sept. 19, 2002) -- Microsoft Business Solutions unveiled a grand strategy Wednesday to dominate the small and midsized business software market, which includes a rebranding of products, an overhaul of pricing, several new product releases and a financing program provided by parent company Microsoft Corp.

The announcements were made to some 4,000 attendees at the vendor’s Stampede conference here. Company officials proudly noted that the conference is far larger than any of the "Stampedes" held by the former Great Plains Software company which Microsoft acquired in 2000 to launch its business solutions company.

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