Microsoft's server roadmaps: Windows Server, SQL Server, Office 365 and more

Microsoft's server roadmaps: Windows Server, SQL Server, Office 365 and more

Summary: Want more information on where Microsoft's private- and public-cloud server products are headed? Check out our on-demand Webcast and "cheat sheet."

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Last week, I served up one of ZDNet's Webcasts dedicated to the future of Microsoft's various server products. In just about an hour, I whipped through the roadmaps I've been able to assemble for a wide variety of Microsoft product families, including Windows Server, Windows Azure, SQL Server, SQL Azure, Office 365, the coming Office 15 servers, System Center and more.

The Microsoft Server Roadmap Webcast is now available on demand (registration is required, but if you've already registered for any ZDNet content before, you're good to download). As an added bonus, I compiled all my notes for the Microsoft Server Webcast into a multi-page "cheat sheet," which also is freely downloadable with registration.

As Microsoft customers, partners and company watchers know, it's not so easy to get roadmap data out of most teams at the company any more. I've culled a number of sources -- and mixed in various tips -- to come up with what I've got. If you watch/read and catch any errors, let me know. (All tips are treated as confidential unless contributors ask to be mentioned.)

Are there other Microsoft product roadmaps you're interested in learning about? If so, let me know and I'll do my best to assemble them.

Topics: Servers, Hardware, Microsoft, Windows

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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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  • RE: Microsoft's server roadmaps: Windows Server, SQL Server, Office 365 and more

    Hi Mary Jo - since you're offering, I'd love to see a roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics CRM :) cheers!
    RZ345435
    • Dynamics CRM roadmap

      There's more in the Webcast, but here's a post on the near-term stuff coming:

      http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-crm-whats-coming-in-the-next-release/11059

      MJ
      Mary Jo Foley
  • Sad really

    "As Microsoft customers, partners and company watchers know, it???s not so easy to get roadmap data out of most teams at the company any more"

    So true. They don't even talk up what their "going" to do, sometime. These days a few gibberish press releases.

    A company that has lost its way, and increasingly its self belief (however unfounded it was in the past).
    Richard Flude
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