Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has been making quite a bit of noise over its new operating systems lately, and even a bit around virtualization, but when it comes to data storage products, there's been nothing but deafening silence.
Think about it: over the last 18 months or so there have been announcements about Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Hyper-V, the Azure cloud platform, and plenty more besides.
But where in all this are the announcements about Windows Storage Server 2008? Or an update to Storage Server 2003? Or anything else of interest to storage professionals? Server 2008 had some interesting storage features, but the product is a long way from the bold vision the software giant was pursuing just a few years ago.