Microsoft is known for making big announcements at Convergence every year and this year was no different! The most anticipated announcement was the release of Microsofts’ Product Roadmap. The product roadmap outlined Microsoft’s aggressive strategy to commit resources toward the development of that they will be embracing cloud computing, devices and servicesto support channel partners and their customer base.
Microsoft Windows Azure is the foundational component to this strategy. Microsoft is already competing with market leader Amazon Web Services, Google, Rackspace and many others and knows to continue competing they will need to support Google Android and Apple iOS device interfaces capable of integrating with SQL Server, at a minimum. Below is an overview of the Microsoft Product Roadmap showcased at this year’s Convergence show.