May 3: The Windows Admin Center SDK is released to preview.
April 29: Microsoft says the next Windows Server semiannual channel release, version 1803, will be released on May 7.
In early January 2018, Microsoft announced in a short blog post that it would be "discontinuing the current Cortana integration preview feature that was made available for Dynamics 365," and instead "focusing on building a new long term intelligent solution experience, which will include Cortana digital assistant integration." Microsoft also caused some consternation among partners last fall when it proposed a white-labeling model for Dynamics 365 under the code name "Tenerife." Microsoft course-corrected a bit after that announcement was met with a general outcry.
April 12: Microsoft releases "Project Honolulu" under the official name of Windows Admin Center.April 10: Windows Server preview build 17639 is released to testers.March 29: The next Windows Server semiannual channel release (version 1803) will arrive in the first half of 2019, according to Microsoft.March 20: Microsoft releases Windows Server 2019 in preview, with general availability expected in the second half of 2018.Microsoft did indicate in a Tweet at September's Ignite event that the next version release of Exchange will focus on security, compliance, usability and manageability.
July 6: Microsoft announces its plan to move Dynamics 365 to a semiannual update model (April and October) starting this year.March 13: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central will be released on April 2, according to Microsoft.March 12: Microsoft has started sharing details of its upcoming NAV-based offering, called "Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central," to select partners, according to an report. 15: Microsoft launches a preview of the Dynamics 365 support center. 6: Microsoft releases the Dynamics 365 for Marketing app to public preview, with general availability slated for spring.Microsoft also launched the first of the "Dynamics 365 AI Solutions" at Ignite.Dynamics 365 AI Solutions is an initiative that links Dynamics 365 with Microsoft's various AI, machine learning and enterprise search offerings to solve what Steve Guggenheimer, head of Microsoft's Developer Platform & Evangelism unit, called "high-value, complex enterprise scenarios." New Dynamics 365 application components also debuted throughout 2017, including Dynamics 365 for Retail and Dynamics 365 for Talent. For instance, the long-promised integration between Dynamics 365 and Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, still hasn't come to fruition -- at least, not in the way that Microsoft had initially planned.The company broadly sketched out its plans in a September blog post: Microsoft will offer a single collection of Dynamics 365 applications for customers of all sizes and complexity to digitally transform their organizations across all lines of business -- Marketing, Sales, Service, Finance, Operations, and Talent -- at their own pace. "Business edition" and "Enterprise edition"), we will focus on enabling any organization to choose from different price points for each line of business application, based on the level of capabilities and capacity they need to meet their specific needs.