Microsoft, a public company, manufactures and sells Office 365, computer software, cloud services, consumer electronics, and personal computers. Enterprise-leading technologists largely use Microsoft to manage their enterprise's strategy, procurement & implementation of cloud computing (Microsoft Azure), containers, email, productivity applications (e.g., Teams), machine learning, artificial intelligence, customer relationship management (CRM), mobile device management, analytics and business intelligence, data warehousing, video conferencing, information security, servers, enterprise content management, data visualization, hardware (e.g., tablets), and virtualization.

Notable enterprise vendors competing for wallet share alongside Microsoft include: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Tableau, Qlik, Salesforce, SAS, SAP, TIBCO, IBM, MicroStrategy, Oracle, Dropbox, Micro Focus, HPE, VMware, Okta, Proofpoint, SailPoint, Atlassian, CA, Teradata, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, and Rackspace.

IT leaders need insight into the solutions, reliability, implementation cost, support structure, and compatibility offered by Microsoft - and its position, stability, and trajectory predominantly within the analytics, business intelligence, infrastructure software, servers, containers, productivity applications, ML/AI, and cloud computing markets.

Since 2010, ETR has surveyed Microsoft's target consumer base and end users about their forward-looking spending intentions with the company. Our survey methodology, frequency of polling and round table discussions with CIOs, allow us to capture and report, in real-time, changes in customer demand and the impact these changes have on Microsoft's calendar year spend. Specifically, the data provides actionable insight into whether the company's products and services within Analytics / B.I. / Big Data, Cloud Computing / Managed Hosting, Container Orchestration, Container Platforms, Data Warehousing, ECM Software, IP Telephony, Information Security, Infrastructure Software, Internet Marketing / Social Media, ML / AI, Mobile Device Management, PC / Tablet / Laptop, Productivity Apps, Server, Telecom / Mobile, Video Conferencing and Virtualization are seeing an acceleration, flattening or deceleration in spending intentions within the enterprise.

The most recent spending intentions data for Microsoft was collected through ETR's proprietary TSIS (Technology Spending Intentions Survey) from 9/12/2018 - 9/27/2018 and was sourced from 931 CIOs and IT end users, which represent approximately $352B in annual IT spend. Further, of the 931 customers, 207 represent Fortune 500 organizations and 299 represent Global 2000 organizations.The report is available for purchase below.

Microsoft Teams commentary from 6 VENN events between 09/21/2017 and 07/16/2018 was aggregated into a VEC (VENN Events Content) report. The report is available for purchase below.

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