What is Microsoft’s Product Roadmap for Vista, Server, XBOX, Office et al


At July 2007’s Financial Analyst Meeting Steve Ballmer presented on “Driving Shareholder Value“. Steve Clayton and Long Zheng referred to the “FY08 and beyond” slide as it effectively provided a roadmap to many of Microsoft’s products – this is no mean feat for a single slide.

You can view the entire presentation yourself though you may find as I did that the text is a little small hence I’ve re-worked it below and included links to each of the technologies too. There’s also an on demand webcast too – Click here for Steve Ballmer’s session – to hear Bill Gates click here

Note: In the interest of clarity I have not included the prefix “Microsoft” for the product names.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows Server 2008

Windows Small Business Server

(code name “Cougar”)

•Windows Server

(code name “Centro”)

Windows Vista SP1

•Windows Server 2008 Update Release

Windows Server 2008 SP1

 


SECURITY


Forefront


•code name “Stirling”)

Client Security

•Security for Office Communications Server

Security Management Console

Intelligent Application Gateway 2007

security for Exchange Server “14”

security for Sharepoint “14”


 


OPERATIONS


System Center


Operations Manager 2007

Essentials “v2”

Configuration Manager 2007

Data Protection Manager “v2”

Virtual Machine Manager

Service Manager

Capacity Planner 2007


Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007

Desktop Optimization Pack for software assurance

SoftGrid & Powershell

 


ONLINE


Windows Live

Office Live

MSN

Microsoft AdCenter

XBOX Live

Live Search

 


COLLABORATION


Office Communications Server 2007

Office Communicator 2007

Exchange 2007

Expression Studio

Speech Server 2007

2007 Office System

Microsoft Tellme

 


ENTERTAINMENT & DEVICES


Zune

MediaRoom

Windows Embedded CE

Windows Automotive

Windows Mobile

Surface

Office Mobile

XBOX 360 Elite

 


BUSINESS PLATFORM


Dynamics


AX

CRM

GP

NAV

POS

RMS

SL

•Enterprise Solution


 


APPLICATION PLATFORM


SQL Server 2008

BizTalk Server R2

.net Framework

Visual Studio 2008

Popfly

Expression v2

Silverlight