Long posted on this a while back following the Financial Analyst Meeting and I thought it was worth coming back to for a few reasons:
I remember seeing this slide (and another that preceded it) and thinking how much things have changed in the 10 years I have been here. Back then, that slide would have had about 20 products total whereas the slide above just shows FY08. Wow...
It's also why comparing Microsoft to Google or Apple is quite laughable in many ways. Both are great companies but neither are similar in the range of what they do. Comparing us to GE is much more appropriate in many ways.
Anyway, if you're a UK Partner you should expect to see more of this slide during FY08 and be quizzing your PAM, TPAM, PTS, SCDM and SSP on all of it. Next up, I'll explain what all of those acronyms means :)