The 2017 Microsoft Product Roadmap
The 2017 Microsoft Product Roadmap has been updated and released for the public to view what is going to be coming this year. One large item is the MS SQL Server release for Linux. This alone may open the doors for Microsoft to take over the Linux market from MYSQL who has been the center piece on Linux for years. This year’s product roadmap looks to be a bit less crowded, though major changes are on tap for Microsoft’s productivity solutions, while Windows 10 is poised for another landmark update. https://rcpmag.com/articles/2011/02/01/the-2011-microsoft-product-roadmap.aspx
Microsoft is attacking the Linux arena at this point giving Windows developers the necessary tools to work with MS Code to build Python applications or access a SQL server.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Another major release will be Visual Studio 2017 that will:
- Enhancements to productivity: Visual Studio 2017 features new filtering capabilities in IntelliSense, improvements to navigation and debugging, live code analysis and editing, and the ability to access files without projects.
- More streamlined development for the cloud: “Visual Studio 2017 RC improves DevOps workflows from Git-based version control to making it much simpler to create continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines,” according to Montgomery.
- Speed and performance improvements: Visual Studio 2017 is faster to install and start up, has a smaller memory footprint, and loads solutions between two to four times faster than its predecessor.
The roadmap looks pretty strong with the different avenues that developers can grow new products and possibly get additional business / profits from. Microsoft also will be delivering a new XBox as well as the Surface Pro 5 so 2017 seems to be a strong Microsoft year to come.