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The 2015 Microsoft Product Roadmap

Windows 10 is the obvious headliner of this year's roadmap, but Microsoft has many other key releases coming down the pipeline, including touch-enabled Office, on-premises SharePoint and Exchange, and test versions of the next iteration of Windows Server. Here's a look at what's to come, and when.

Report: Windows Server vNext Will Include 'Nano Server'

The next version of Windows Server, code-named "vNext," will include a new "Nano Server" component, according to posts by prolific Internet leaker "Wzor."

Microsoft Promises Windows 10 Flagship Phones in Late 2015

There was little in the way of new announcements at Microsoft's Mobile World Congress (MWC) event on Monday, but the company did unveil some new hardware and gave one of the earliest public demos of the Project Spartan browser for phones.

10 Ways Windows 10 Will Affect Microsoft Partners

Everything will change for the Microsoft ecosystem when the next client OS ships. Here's a feature-by-feature guide to what specific partner types should expect from Windows 10.

SharePoint 2016 To Get First Showing in May at Microsoft Ignite

An "early version" of Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2016 product will be unveiled at the company's Ignite conference in May, according to Bill Baer, senior product manager for SharePoint at Microsoft.

Microsoft Loosens Reins on Deleted Office 365 E-Mails

In a policy change announced Friday, Microsoft is doing away with the 30-day e-mail retention limit within Office 365 and instead allowing organizations to retain deleted e-mails indefinitely.

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Hits General Availability

Microsoft's browser-based predictive analytics service, Azure Machine Learning (ML), is now generally available, the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Adds Storage Options to Office Apps, Launches Cloud Storage Partner Program

Microsoft this week added more cloud-based storage options to its mobile Office apps, as well as kicked off a new partner program that's aimed at improving the Office Online experience.

Analysis: Microsoft's 2015 Roadmap Through an Enterprise Lens

Rob Helm, an analyst with independent consultancy Directions on Microsoft, recently led an hour-long presentation focused on upcoming enterprise product releases from Microsoft.

Microsoft Switches Gears on SharePoint Server Update Delivery

Future updates to SharePoint Server, including non-security updates, will be delivered to organizations automatically through the Windows Update service, Microsoft said this week.

Windows 10 for Phones Now Available as Technical Preview

Microsoft released the first public technical preview of Windows 10 for smartphones on Thursday, but it is limited to only six lower-end Lumia devices.

Microsoft Will Not Release a New Version of Forms for SharePoint 2016

Microsoft is apparently shelving its next-generation forms technologies for SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint Online.

Windows Server vNext To Be Optimized for Cloud

Microsoft will be adding "deep refactoring" architectural changes to the next version of Windows Server, code-named "vNext," that are aimed at cloud scenarios.

Office Apps for Windows 10 Released to Preview

Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out the preview versions of touch-enabled Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Windows 10.

Microsoft Publishes Status Page for Cloud Platform Products

Microsoft unveiled a "cloud platform roadmap" late last week, a Web site that aims to provide information about the readiness of its various server and cloud software development efforts.