At Microsoft, our customers are at the heart of our business. One area where we strive to set ourselves apart from the rest of the industry is in being transparent so you can make the best possible strategic technology decisions. In this spirit, today I’m excited to announce the launch of the Cloud Platform roadmap site, a new resource that provides a comprehensive view of the wide range of improvements and developments across the Cloud Platform business.
The Cloud Platform roadmap spans cloud services like Microsoft Azure, Intune, Power BI, and Visual Studio Online; server offerings such as Windows Server, System Center, SQL Server and Visual Studio; and converged system appliance offerings such as Cloud Platform System, Analytics Platform System and StorSimple.
We are hopeful that this new site will help ensure that you have a comprehensive view and current access to our roadmap, including where we are focusing some of our development efforts and what technology is currently in development and coming within the next few months. With this view, you will be able to understand and plan for what’s coming next. In addition, you will be able to easily view newly available products and services, including those in public preview, to help you take full advantage of our expanding portfolio.
Just as we have accelerated our development processes to meet our customer needs in this fast-moving mobile-first, cloud-first world, we are also transforming our communications processes regarding what’s next for our products and services. We believe this site is an important step on that journey. As the site grows and matures, we’ll look forward to your feedback on what is working and where we can improve, to ensure this resource is a valuable asset for your business.
Takeshi Numoto is the corporate vice president of the Cloud and Enterprise Marketing Group at Microsoft. In prior roles at Microsoft, he led the Office product management organization, and drove key areas of the Windows business. Takeshi holds a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Stanford University.