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Microsoft Discloses Trade Secrets

Microsoft is slowly disclosing its trade secret ! Is this a move to make a broad commitment to openness or just another of their business techniques to gain greater advantage in the market? It has been reported that more than 14000 pages of trade secrets has been released by the company ion the open . Information includes details about how Exchange Server and Outlook talk, as well as how Office and SharePoint communicate with each other.

"Microsoft is pleased to announce another step toward putting our interoperability principles into action," Tom Robertson, Microsoft's general manager of interoperability and standards, said in a statement. Microsoft announced a set of four interoperability principles in February, including the release of protocol documentation, which it says will lead to a more "open" Microsoft.

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