Microsoft senior vice president Bob Muglia is responsible for the development of Windows Server and communicating the company's Windows Server roadmap. I recently had dinner with Muglia and Windows Server Senior Director Jeff Price at Boston's historic Union Oyster House, where we discussed that roadmap and the features Microsoft hopes to include in the next several Windows Server versions. Here's what Muglia and Price had to say about the future of Windows Server.
Bob Muglia [BM]: It's been just over a year since we released Windows Server 2003, so I thought we'd give you some updates on that. You were at the launch last year, right?
Paul: Oh yeah.
BM: With this release, we started to talk about what Windows Server does for the cost of IT operations, and for IT infrastructure. That's when we rolled out the "Do more with less" concept. Ideally we can help IT administrators save time and money while they're helping end users. We're seeing, a little over a year into it, in our last quarter, we had about 30 percent growth, year-over-year. It's just a huge success, especially Small Business Server, which is very strong. So we're going to continue a theme over the next few years of trying to innovate along three major initiatives--Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI), Trustworthy Computing, and .NET--all to drive a set of benefits for users that are pretty consistent. So we'd like to discuss how we're going to drive those initiatives over major and minor [Server] releases.
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