Posted by: kurtsh | September 30, 2012

RELEASE: Microsoft Products Portfolio 2.8

imageWe’ve just released v2.8 of two customer-ready documents known as our Product Portfolio One-pager.

The one-page shows all of Microsoft products in a single scalable view. I have them available in .PDF as well as a Visio document for managed customers of mine that are interested.

The documents are viewable from ZOOM.IT, leveraging Microsoft Deep Zoom technology.

The following products were added since 2.7:

  • PowerPoint Storyboarding
  • Microsoft Lync
  • Windows 8 Modern App and Windows Runtime | Windows SDK for Windows 8 | Multilingual App Toolkit | Windows 8 Ads in Apps SDK | Windows App Certification Kit | Live SDK
  • Windows Server 2012 for Embedded Systems
  • Azure Media Services
  • Windows Azure Online Backup Service
  • Project Online under 0ffice 365
  • Microsoft Surface (under Microsoft Hardware)
  • Windows Azure Mobile Services
  • WebMatrix 2
  • SuperPreview
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio, Access, Publisher) (Enterprise View only)
  • Microsoft Office (All-up view only)
  • MSN (All-up view only)
  • MSN TV (All-up view only)
  • Windows Phone 7.8 (All-up view only)

The following was changed between 2.7 & 2.8:

  • Windows 7 to Windows 8 along with Major changes
  • Windows Phone 7.5 to Windows Phone 8 along with Major changes
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012
  • Major changes into Office 365
  • Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track to Private Cloud Fast Track
  • Detailed capabilities of the Windows Azure Appliance are removed and just a place holder exist.
  • EMC2 added into the Private Cloud Fast Track
  • Windows Small Business Server Essentials to Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • .NET Framework 4.0 to .NET Framework 4.5
  • ASP.NET 4.0 to ASP.NET 4.5
  • MVC 3.0 to MVC 4.0
  • WebForms to ASP.NET Web Pages 2
  • Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 Appliance | HP Business Decision & Consolidation Appliance to Fast Track Data Warehouse 4.0 & Consolidation Appliance Reference Architecture
  • MSF has been removed since MOF includes the principles of MSF
  • Parallel Processing to MPP
  • Robotics  Dev Studio 2008 to Robotics  Dev Studio 4 (All-up view)
  • Team Foundation Server 2010 to Team Foundation Server 2012
  • Forefront Protection for Exchange Server to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange
  • Forefront Online Protection for Exchange to Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server
  • Forefront Security for OCS R2 to Forefront Security for Office Communications Server
  • Forefront Security for SharePoint Server to Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint
  • TMG Server to Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
  • Identity Manager to Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2
  • UAG Server to Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010
  • HPC (MPI & Dryad [Map Reduce]) to Hadoop
  • Created Reporting & Visualization category under SQL Server and included SSRS | Power View | Data Alerts
  • LightSwitch to VS LightSwitch
  • AVICode to Application Performance Management
  • WP7 SDK to WP8 SDK
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal 2.0 To System Center 2012 App Controller (Private & Public Cloud Self Service)
  • SCVMM Self Service Portal 2.0 To App Controller along with Cloud Management (Capability)
  • Forefront Endpoint Protection (Client) to Endpoint Protection
  • Windows Server 2012 features are split into multiple categories:
      • Server features. Following features are added into Core Capabilities
          • IIS 8.0
          • Offloaded Data Transfers
          • SMB 3.0 Support
          • Resilient File System
          • Storage Mgmt. Provider
          • Server Manager
      • Hyper-V features. Following features are added into Hyper-V
          • Live Migration
          • Dynamic Memory
          • Hyper-V Replica
          • Hyper-V Application Monitoring
          • Cluster Shared Volumes
          • Encrypted cluster volumes
          • Multitenant security and isolation
          • PVLAN
          • Hyper-V Extensible Switch
          • Extension monitoring
          • Network virtualization
          • NUMA support
          • Resource Metering
          • Data Center Bridging
      • VDI features.  Following features are added into VDI
          • Centralized Management
          • Virtual Desktops
          • Session-Based Desktops
          • RemoteApp
          • RemoteFX
          • Intelligent patching
      • Networking features.  Following features are added into Networking
          • Network Virtualization
          • NIC Teaming
          • Hyper-V Extensible Switch
          • IPAM
          • SMB Multichannel & SMB Direct
      • Dynamic Access Control & IPV6 support are added into Security area of Windows Server 2012

The following was removed since 2.7:

      • Home server (No roadmap)

See the diagrams here:

(If you’re a customer of mine, contact me and I’ll get the updated 2.8 files to you.)


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