Just thought I'd share the newly minted MDM website here:

http://www.microsoft.com/mdm

There are some whitepapers, case studies, links and other resources there. Over time we'll add to the content. We'll continue the whitepaper series, add more information about the product and programs as it becomes available.

We've also published the product roadmap available here in pdf format:

http://www.stratature.com/portals/0/MSMDMRoadmap.pdf

Here are some highlights of the roadmap.

The codename for the next version of the MDM product is Bulldog.

Technology Preview

The Stratature +EDM product will be released as a Technology Preview in February, 2008 to a select

group of customers. The preview release will have nearly identical functionality to the Stratature

release. This is an opportunity for interested customers and partners to have access to the +EDM

product.

By the way, while we intend to ultimately ship Bulldog with the next wave of Office, we are not completely aligned with Office processes at this time. Folks should NOT attempt to derive office shipping, technical preview or CTP dates from the Bulldog dates. Bulldog simply isn't aligned that way.

TAP

A formal TAP program will commence in the first half of 2008. The TAP will enable customers and

partners to work with Microsoft to provide input into the product, while solving real business problems

with MDM. For more information on TAP contact MDMVibe@Microsoft.com.

CTP

Bulldog will use Community Technology Previews for early visibility into the product. The first CTP

release should be available Q3, 2008.

Release

General availability for Bulldog is currently planned to coincide with the next release of Office.

 

We're excited to be moving from the planning stages to the execution phase. After all, building software is the fun part of working at Microsoft!

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