Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) provides a variety of products and services worldwide including the Windows operating systems for PCs, MS Office software, Xbox game consoles, and Dynamics business applications for ERP and CRM. Based in Redmond, Wash., US.

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  • Microsoft
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: 2015 Mobile App Developer Platform Preferences

    Android Extends Its Global Lead, iOS Shines In North America, And Windows Gains Ground As A Third Player

    In 2015, Android and iOS devices still capture the dominant share of mobile developers' attention. But the gap between the also-rans and at least one of these two leading mobile operating systems...

    • Downloads: 23
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Trust Us, We Are European

    T-Systems And Microsoft Offer European CIOs New Cloud Choices, Meeting Data Localization Needs And Driving Business Transformation

    Microsoft and Germany's T-Systems have announced a novel solution for European customers who want the features offered by US-based public cloud providers while being concerned about entrusting their...

    • Downloads: 57
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions

    These Rapidly Maturing Solutions Offer Self-Service And Frictionless Governance Across Clouds

    Today's digital businesses rely on a growing portfolio of cloud platforms to create and deliver differentiated customer experiences. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros scramble to offer...

    • Downloads: 198
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: eDiscovery

    Know Your Requirements And Pain Points When Assessing A Crowded Market That's In Flux

    As information governance programs mature and enterprise architecture professionals think more holistically about managing data and content to meet business objectives, organizations continue to...

    • Downloads: 85
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Are The Biggest Enterprise Software Vendors Now The Best Cloud Platform Bets?

    IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP As Cloud Platform Vendors

    Public cloud platforms are a foundation for applications that win, serve, and retain customers. The four largest enterprise software providers did relatively little to drive adoption of cloud...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: PaaS Market Dynamics In China In 2015

    Digital Transformation Accelerates Platform Modernization In The Cloud

    Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions are critical for delivering the efficiency and elasticity that digital needs. Both global and local companies are accelerating PaaS adoption in China's...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms In China, Q3 2015

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Public cloud application platforms unlock the agility and economic advantages of cloud computing for digital business globally, but the enterprise public cloud vendor landscape in China is very...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2015

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of Agile business intelligence (BI) vendors, we identified the 13 most significant software providers in the category —Birst, GoodData, IBM, Information...

    • Downloads: 368
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The SaaS ERP Applications Landscape

    Growing Demand Creates Vendor Melee In The Cloud As Traditional Vendors And SaaS Pure Plays Face Off

    Application delivery professionals need to rationalize costs of ownership and upgrade challenges of their current on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, while being responsive to...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The API Management Solutions Market Heats Up

    New Players Enter And Established Suppliers Advance A Fast-Evolving Market

    APIs have strategic value for business, and API management solutions are a crucial part of any organization's API approach. The market is moving quickly; six important new vendors have entered the...

    • Downloads: 254
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Server-Hosted Virtual Desktops (VDI), Q3 2015

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 26-criteria evaluation of server-hosted virtual desktop vendors, we identified the seven most significant software providers — Citrix, Dell, Listeq, Microsoft, Nimboxx, Oracle,...

    • Downloads: 175
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services, Q3 2015

    Ten Providers That Matter And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 112-criteria evaluation of mobile infrastructure service vendors, we identified 10 significant software and service providers — AnyPresence, Appcelerator, IBM, Kinvey, Kony,...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Collaborative Work Management For The Enterprise

    Serving Customers Requires Tools That Work The Way Users Work

    When the customer is the central focus of a company's strategy, its employees must work together more efficiently. Every day, employees focus their activities on helping their companies win, serve,...

    • Downloads: 212
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: ECM Business Content Services, Q3 2015

    Our Evaluation Of 11 ECM Vendors And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 31-criteria evaluation of enterprise content management (ECM) business content services vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — including Alfresco...

    • Downloads: 290
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CDN And Digital Performance Vendor Landscape, Q3 2015

    This report is a companion to Forrester's "Market Overview: CDN Platforms And Digital Performance Services" report. This report helps application development and delivery (AD&D) pros pick the best...

    • Downloads: 393
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SQL-For-Hadoop: 14 Capable Solutions Reviewed

    SQL Is The Fastest, Easiest Way To Get Value From Relational Data In Hadoop

    There's a new dynamic duo in big data town: SQL and Hadoop. If you think this an unlikely combination, think twice. Enterprises have gobs of structured and semi-structured data generated by all sorts...

    • Downloads: 167
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: In-Memory Database Platforms, Q3 2015

    The in-memory database platform represents a new space within the broader data management market. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals invest in in-memory database platforms to support...

    • Downloads: 308
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Point Of Service, Q3 2015

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 59-criteria evaluation of point-of-service (POS) vendors, we identified the 10 most significant providers in the category — Aptos, Demandware, Fujitsu, Microsoft Dynamics, NCR,...

    • Downloads: 211
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2E Cloud IAM, Q2 2015

    Tools & Technology: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    In Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of B2E cloud identity and access management (IAM) vendors, we identified the nine most significant SaaS providers in the category — Bitium, Centrify, IBM,...

    • Downloads: 325
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Platforms, Partners, And Power

    Borrow Mobile Moments To Engage Your Customers In Context Throughout Your Ecosystem And On Third-Party Platforms

    You face the following challenge: Most of your customers will not download your mobile app, but you know that mobile is the most important digital touchpoint in which to win, serve, and retain your...

    • Downloads: 291
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Database-As-A-Service

    New Business Initiatives Drive The Need For On-Demand, Self-Service Databases

    Business leaders demand next-generation applications and new insights to drive more intelligent engagement and better decisions. To get there, enterprise architects need to design an agile technical...

    • Downloads: 316
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Converged Infrastructure-Based Private Cloud Solutions

    Pick The Perfect Private Cloud For Your Needs

    This report is the third in a series of market overview reports on private cloud solutions. Part one was an overview and part two concentrated on software-based solutions. This report — part...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Azure App Service Helps Developers Move Smoothly From Web Apps To Modern Apps

    Four Linked Services Address Today's Scenarios While Introducing New Modern Application Features

    Microsoft's new Azure App Service combines three formerly separate development platforms — Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services — and adds a fourth, creating four linked...

    • Downloads: 144
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Enterprise Software Giants Embrace The Internet Of Things

    But They Won't Be Ready To Meet CIOs' Needs In 2015, So CIOs Still Need Specialist IoT Software Platforms

    The Internet of Things (IoT) holds great potential for transforming customer experiences and improving business operations. In our recent IoT software platforms report, we touched on the forthcoming...

    • Downloads: 474
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Next App Platforms Will Bridge Corporate, Consumer, Commerce, And Connected Devices

    Introducing Forrester's Digital App Platform Model For Application Development And Delivery Leaders

    To help their firms win, serve, and retain customers, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are creating apps spanning consumer tech, commerce platforms, and connected devices. A...

    • Downloads: 353