Burton Group just released a new report called :The Microsoft Superplatform: Setting the Bar in the Superplatform Arms Race
Microsoft provides a compelling entry in the extremely competitive superplatform market. The Microsoft superplatform provides an integrated, cohesive, and comprehensive platform for enterprise computing. In this report, Application Platform Strategies Research Director Anne Thomas Manes and Senior Analyst Richard Monson-Haefel provide a thorough analysis of the Microsoft superplatform, which comprises Windows Server 2003, Visual Studio .NET, and 18 other enterprise software products, collectively known as Windows Server System.
Unfortunatly it is not a free report. But you never know; it may pop up at the Microsoft website. If it does, you will read it here ofcourse 🙂