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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.

Nano Server Debuts with Release of Windows Server 2016 Preview 2

Microsoft on Monday released the second technical preview of Windows Server 2016, giving testers their first look at the new Nano Server option.

Microsoft Checks Off Product Roadmap Milestones at Ignite

Microsoft's inaugural Ignite conference, which kicked off Monday at Chicago, was marked by a barrage of product announcements aimed at helping IT pros secure and manage the new Universal Windows Platform.

Microsoft: Nano Server Is 'Most Significant Change' Since Windows NT

Microsoft recently revealed more about the inner workings of Nano Server, a new option coming to its next-generation Windows Server product.

Microsoft Shares More Details About 'Nano Server' Product

Microsoft on Wednesday turned the spotlight on its new Nano Server product, code-named "Tuva," which will be a component of the next release of Windows Server.

Next Windows Server 2016 Preview Coming in May

The second technical preview of Microsoft's next-generation Windows Server product, commonly referred to as Windows Server "2016," is slated to arrive sometime in May, according to Microsoft.

Surface 3 Unveiled, Will Hit Retail Shelves in May

Microsoft on Tuesday took the wraps off the Surface 3, the thinnest and lightest version of its tablet.

How Good Can a $60 Windows 8.1 Tablet Be?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The answer is pretty good, judging by the performance and features of the WinBook 7-inch TW700 Tablet -- a whole lot of Windows 8.1 computer for a very small price tag.

Microsoft Pushes Next Windows Server, System Center Releases to 2016

The next releases of Microsoft's Windows Server and System Center products will not appear until 2016, Microsoft said on Friday.

Consumer Windows 7 and Windows 8 Sales Ending This Week

Friday, Oct. 31, will mark the end of retail sales of consumer editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Microsoft Bringing Docker Containers to Windows Server

The next version of Microsoft's Windows Server product will support Docker containers, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Faster Windows Cycle Brings Subtle Changes to Microsoft Support Policies

The traditional Windows release cycle of once every three years -- with a service pack or two thrown in -- became mostly old news last year, when Microsoft switched to annual product releases.

Report: Orgs Using Windows 7 Should Start Migration Plans Now

Windows XP isn't even cold yet, but researchers at Gartner Inc. are already urging organizations to begin making plans to move off of Windows 7.

'Virtual Desktop' Feature Reportedly Coming to Windows 9

The next version of Windows could have a new "virtual desktops" feature, according to reports this week.

Microsoft Confirms Updates for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that it will issue new updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 as part of this month's "patch Tuesday" rollout, scheduled for Aug. 12.