Microsoft teases FY14 plans with Start-esc graphic!

Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston today, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer B. Kevin Turner took to the stage and revealed some rather exciting things happening in the world of Microsoft through FY14 (Fiscal Year 2014).

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As you can see from the Start-esc design, it shows just a few of the big highlights coming around the world of Microsoft in the next year, so let’s have a closer look in these shall we.

Windows 8Windows 8

  • Skype Integration
  • Windows 8.1 vast availablity
  • 3rd Party App Updates
  • 1st Party App Updates
  • New Windows 8.1 Devices

Windows ServerWindows Server / SQL Server

  • Updates to Intune
  • SQL Server 2014
  • Updates in 1Q 2014 to be announced then
  • Updates in Q2 2014 to be announced then
  • PolyBase

Windows PhoneWindows Phone

  • Low Cost
  • Killer Hardware (new flagship devices for WP8.1)
  • Skype Experience Integrated
  • Start Screen Innovations
  • Improvements to common app platform with Windows


  • Update for Surface RT
  • Update for Surface Pro
  • New Accessories
  • New Colours for Accessories
  • Windows 8.1 Pre-loaded


  • Office available as native Windows 8 apps
  • Yammer Integration with SP & Lync
  • Quarterly Updates for Office 365 Customers/Subscribers
  • Improvements to Office Web Apps
  • New version and native Office 365 for Mac


  • Large Meetings functionality
  • Skype on XBox
  • Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone Integration
  • Enterprise Voice in Cloud
  • Cloud calling
  • / Office 365 Integration

Microsoft DynamicsMicrosoft Dynamics

  • AX 2012 R2 Feature Packs
  • NAV 2013 R2
  • GP 2013 R2
  • CRM 2013
  • Other features to be announced too

I think it’s fair to say, the Fiscal Year 2014 is looking pretty awesome for Microsoft, especially as their Fiscal Year starts relatively soon too, bring it all on we say.

What do you think of the listed expectations and things in FY14? With more to be announced soon, I think this is very impressive and shows how the future of Microsoft certainly looks bright.

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