IDC's most recent MarketScape positions Microsoft as a leader in the Enterprise IT PPM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) views.
The other two views in the report were the SaaS and Financial Market views in which Microsoft placed as a contender and major player respectively.
A few things worth calling out from the report:
- Microsoft integration with Visual Studio 2010 and evolution of portfolio management solution along with usability features such as the ribbon UI, "position [Microsoft] better for enterprise IT PPM. . ."and "make Microsoft Project more accessible to a broader base."
- The report says for IT PPM/ALM, "Microsoft ranks in the leader segment, with excellent capabilities as a result of its close coordination between Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Project Server 2010, the combined collaboration capabilities with SharePoint 2010, and emerging agile support."
Here's the full report: