As the year progresses, look for key upgrades of Office, SharePoint, BizTalk, SQL Server, the various components of Dynamics and a bevy of others. These products all build on the new versions of Windows. More importantly, many of the new releases are designed to interact with each other, hence offering cross-selling opportunities.
WRONG! It is not about interaction of programs. It is the Microsoft way: Create dependencies in products, so that customer need to upgrade or buy the other product. Lock them on your platform and earn, earn, earn … Over and over again. It is exactly the opposite of open systems.