Q&A: Business Value of Windows Server System, Dynamic Systems Initiative, Outlined "PressPass: What's ahead for DSI ?
Tatarinov: We have a well-defined roadmap for DSI. The initiative covers the operating system, server applications and tools and management products. We'll continue to evolve Windows Server with innovations such as Software Update Services 2.0. On the development side, we'll introduce the next version of Visual Studio .NET, codenamed "Whidbey," in 2004. As part of "Whidbey," the recently announced Web services design tools enable infrastructure and application architects to "design for operations," which means that developers can build manageability into an application at its inception.
On the management side, look for Microsoft Operations Manager 2004 and Microsoft System Center, our solution for providing customers with complete application and system management for enterprises of all sizes. Microsoft System Center will provide a comprehensive solution for proactively managing enterprises and driving down the total cost of ownership of the Windows platform. It will provide solutions for enterprise management scenarios, including desktops, laptops, personal digital assistants, applications and servers."