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Research and Markets: The Microsoft Enterprise Software Roadmap for 2010 Reveals Product Dependencies for More Than 100 Versions of Microsoft Enterprise Software Products

Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/72d872/microsoft_enterpri) has announced the addition of the "Microsoft Enterprise Software Roadmap" report to their offering.

An all-in-one planning reference that provides estimated release dates for future products, release histories for past versions, product overviews and new feature summaries, code names, support deadlines, retirement dates, and product dependencies for more than 100 versions of Microsoft enterprise software products. The Microsoft Product Roadmap helps IT planners answer questions such as:

  • What Microsoft product interdependencies do I need to understand before I make a purchase or deployment decision?
  • What upgrades am I likely to receive if I sign up for Software Assurance?
  • Should I target the current product release for my development or deployment? Or, should I wait until the next planned version?
  • At what point will diminished support for product versions I currently rely on compel me to consider migrating to a newer version?


"Directions on Microsoft is essential reading for any IT executive or technologist. It provides critical, concise and time sensitive information surrounding key aspects of Microsoft technologies, licensing programs, technology roadmaps and trends. A must-have for any executive or technologist to effectively and efficiently manage and implement Microsoft solutions." -- Tony Vecchiarelli, Senior IT Director, Avanade

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary Report helps customers plan for product retirements, schedule migrations, plan evaluations, and budget for purchases by providing support retirement dates and service pack histories for past product versions, along with feature overviews and release dates for new and planned releases


Explains the products covered in the Enterprise Software Roadmap, the types of information contained about each product, and how the report is organized; also provides an overview of Microsoft's product support life-cycle phases


Release and retirement dates for Windows client and server OSs and associated feature packs

Systems Management and Security

Software and online services for computer systems management and IT security, including System Center products, Forefront products, and identity management technologies

Application Platform Releases and retirements for software and online services that support development of custom and commercial applications, including SQL Server, Visual Studio, the .NET Framework, BizTalk Server, and the Expression product line

Business Applications and Services

Software and online services that support enterprise users and specific business processes, including Office, Exchange, Project, SharePoint Server, Communications Server, and Dynamics products

Resources Chapter lists Directions on Microsoft articles and reports about products mentioned in this product roadmap, as well as relevant Microsoft Web sites

Sidebars, Illustrations & Charts:

  • Chart: Product Life-Cycle Phases and Options
  • Sidebar: What's New on the Windows Roadmap?
  • Illustration: Windows Server Overview
  • Sidebar: System Center Product Names
  • Illustration: Major Systems Management Products
  • Illustration: Identity and Access Management Overview
  • Chart: Past Identity Integration Services Versions
  • Sidebar: What's New for the Application Platform
  • Illustration: SQL Server and Business Intelligence Platform Overview
  • Chart: Past SQL Server Versions
  • Illustration: Developer Tools Overview
  • Chart: Past Visual Studio Versions
  • Chart: Past .NET Framework Versions
  • Illustration: Application Integration and E-Commerce Overview
  • Chart: Past BizTalk Server Versions
  • Illustration: Office and Visio Overview
  • Chart: Past Visio Versions
  • Illustration: Exchange and Outlook Overview
  • Chart: Past Exchange Server Versions/li>
  • Chart: Past Outlook Versions
  • Illustration: SharePoint Product and Service Overview
  • Chart: Past SharePoint Server Versions
  • Illustration: Project and Portfolio Management Overview
  • Chart: Past Project and Project Server Versions
  • Illustration: IM, Voice, and Web Conferencing Overview
  • Chart: Past Communications Server Versions
  • Illustration: ERP and CRM Overview
  • Chart: Past Dynamics AX Versions
  • Illustration: Business Intelligence and Self-Service Applications
  • Chart: Business Intelligence Applications Versions

Some of the Products Mentioned:

  • .NET Framework
  • BizTalk Adapter Pack
  • Business Scorecard Manager
  • Configuration Manager v5
  • Data Protection Manager 2010
  • Dynamics AX
  • Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
  • Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
  • FrontPage
  • Gemini
  • Groove and Groove Server
  • Host Integration Server (HIS)
  • Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server
  • J#
  • Katmai
  • LCS
  • Live Meeting
  • Madison
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
  • MOSS
  • Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Office 2013
  • Outlook 2010
  • Project Server 2002
  • SQL Server 7.0
  • Threat Management Gateway
  • Unified Data Storage Server
  • VB.NET
  • Windows 7

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/72d872/microsoft_enterpri

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