IT Business Value

Welcome to the IT Business Value Blog. Our team, known internally at Microsoft as the "War on Cost" team, explores a variety of cost and value factors that our customers care about around virtualization, datacenter management, and application por

Welcome to the IT Business Value Blog

Welcome to the IT Business Value Blog

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Happy New Year and Welcome to the IT Business Value Blog. Like others within program management at Microsoft, our team of strategic program managers (PM), including Elliott Morris, Bruce Gary, Brett Williams, and I, work within the Windows Server & Tools division at Microsoft to help shape the future of the Microsoft platform. However, unlike our peer PMs who mostly focus on particular product feature design, our focus is different in that we focus more on identifying business value enablers and inhibitors across various customer segments to better understand what our customers need from the future versions of Windows, our management platform with System Center, and our Application Platform.

 

Particularly in these tough economic times, we believe our team is positioned right in the center of what needs to be a highly valuable conversation with our customers around positive ROI (Return on Investment) and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and how to improve how the IT community provides value to their business customers. Please see our page for a more complete description of our team's mission and goals. 

 

We hope this Blog will be informative as we share our insights with you in areas of client computing, virtualization, application platform management, etc. as well as collaborative as we engage you in a dialog for your opinions around how our platform is or isn’t satisfying your business’ needs.

 

We encourage you to be as candid as possible with us about where we’re hitting or missing the mark and only ask that you be as constructive as possible with your feedback.

 

All the best for 2009,

 

Erik

Elliott

Bruce

Brett

 

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