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2013 Product Roadmap and Direction (via Microsoft TechNet)

via Microsoft TechNet

2012 has now been filed under been there, done that… But what a year it was…

  1. Introducing Kinect for Windows
  2. SQL Server 2012
  3. The 'New' Bing
  4. Microsoft Surface
  5. Office 2013
  6. Windows Server 2012
  7. Windows 8
  8. Windows Phone 8

What's next? In 5-10 years, people will get things done differently, whether at work or at home. It's worth watching the concept video from Microsoft to get a glimpse of the future of productivity.

As IT pros, we always have to be ready for what's coming down the pipeline. What's on the horizon? What's on the roadmap? Well, this year and last, we've launched or we will be launching updated versions of virtually every enterprise product and cloud service.

Our entire Microsoft Office platform, including desktop applications, our server platform, and Office 365, will offer a single platform to help enterprise embrace the future of productivity.

Microsoft Dynamics is delivering updates that further help business be connected and forward looking and to realize the full potential of their people.

Windows Azure, which was launched as an application platform as a service (PaaS), will include competitive infrastructure as a service (IaaS) capabilities, such as the ability to move virtual machines between private and public cloud environments.

SQL Server 2012, which became available on April 1 2012, offers a cloud-ready information platform that helps organizations unlock breakthrough insights and quickly build mission-critical solutions.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager offers new capabilities to help enterprises embrace the consumerization of IT while maintaining corporate compliance and control.

In short we have a complete set of solutions to take you into the future while saving money and gaining efficiencies. microsoft software

In 2013, we take advantage of all the goodness we released in 2012 and will release in 2013. We reap the benefits and we prepare for what's next.

In the meantime, let's learn more on Microsoft Virtual Academy, let's prove to everyone that our skills are sharp by getting certified ,and let's change the world.


Pierre Roman, MCITP, ITIL | IT Pro Advisor

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