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Microsoft Magic Quadrant Sees Two Promotions, One Addition

by Merv Adrian  |  July 14, 2016  |  7 Comments

As of July 13, Microsoft is featured in 41 current Gartner Magic Quadrants. 16 have been updated this year; they are shown in bold in the figure. One has been added: Disaster Recovery as a Service enters in the Leaders quadrant. Two improved their positions: Mobile Application Development Platforms moved from Challenger to Leader, and Identity and Access Management as a Service from Visionary to Leader.

In quarterly updates throughout the year, this series of posts will track changed positions, updated MQs and new MQs as they appear. Gartner clients can read about these offerings in depth in the reports and in the associated Critical Capabilities documents. The breadth of offerings represented here continues to make the case that Microsoft’s software portfolio is broad, rich, and often leading in its space.

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Thoughts on Microsoft Magic Quadrant Sees Two Promotions, One Addition

  1. nikedis says:


  2. Dave Hatch says:


    Thanks for thinking about and posting this finding. Individual MQ’s have their value and place, but this is a higher-altitude way of thinking about the large software conglomerates. Very interesting!

  3. Merv Adrian says:

    Thanks for the kind words.

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  5. Juan Carlos Zamora says:

    I think the article is not correct as Microsoft was identified as Leader for Disaster Recovery as a Service as well.

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