Top 10 Strategic Technology Areas for 2009(thanks to Gartner, Oct 2008)

Related Microsoft Approach

1.Virtualization

All lineup(Thin-Application-Server)

2.Cloud Computing

Azure service

BPOS

3.Servers: Beyond Blades

Hardware oriented

4.Web-Oriented Architectures

Silverlight(RIA)

ASP.NET AJAX

ASP.NET MVC

5.Enterprise Mashups

MOSS / PopFly

6.Specialized Systems

Hardware oriented

7.Social Software and Social Networking

MOSS / Live

8.Unified Communications

GW+IM+Web conferencing

9.Business Intelligence

Microsoft BI

10.Green IT 

Microsoft Environment