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The Microsoft productivity platform brings together the entire enterprise, and our seamless user experience continues to deliver significant savings and productivity gains for our customers. In addition to the great depth and breadth of customer evidence, industry analysts like Gartner Inc. continue to recognize Microsoft as a leader in enterprise productivity.

Gartner weighs in on ​​Microsoft

Gartner describes the Magic Quadrants as “a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors. By applying a graphical treatment and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, Gartner Magic Quadrants quickly help you digest how well technology providers are executing against their stated vision.” Explore the Magic Quadrants below and get Gartner’s take on Microsoft. Learn more about Gartner's evaluation criteria. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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About the Magic Quadrant

This Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon request from Microsoft.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warr​anties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.