Windows Server System Magazine-Microsoft's Platform Strategies for 2006 and Beyond "This is the fourth and final Trends & Analysis column in a series focused on the past, present, and future of Microsoft's platform strategies. The first column, "Understanding Microsoft's Platform Strategies," established a framework for evaluating Microsoft's product line in terms of platforms, tools, applications, and services. The second column, "Microsoft's Platform Strategies Today" described how .NET has matured during the past two years. The third column, "Microsoft's Platform Strategies for 2004-2005," addressed .NET Framework 2.0, Visual Studio 2005, and SQL Server 2005. This column focuses on Longhorn, Microsoft's biggest and most strategically significant undertaking to date."
FYI my next couple Windows Server System columns:
Sept (Web in August): Microsoft Office 2003 smart stuff (smart tag technology, smart documents, etc.)
Oct (Web in Sept): Microsoft Information Bridge Framework
I'd welcome suggestions for other column/report topics -- firstname.lastname@example.org