IT Agenda 2014
Priorities include datacenter modernization and support for mobile, cloud, social and big data initiatives,while Windows XP migration tops the list.
The new manager found in System Center 2012 R2 allows for simple resource movement between environments.
Besides bringing more programmers into the fold, the key to Windows success will be support for additional languages in Visual Studio.
Microsoft's tweaks make it easier to fail over to a second datacenter when issues occur.
The new mobile-centric vision for Windows 8 will have IT pros running to keep up.
Migrating to new platforms such as mobile devices and the cloud, boosting security and new usage models such as social networking and analyzing big data in real time, will drive this year's IT initiatives.