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The release saga of Microsoft has started
Within the coming year Microsoft is expected to release new versions of all major products

 12:41 pm on Sep 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Microsoft started the new year (FY13 for them starting July 1 2012) with plan to roll out all most all their product line getting refreshed and released in this year.

In the line today I have discovered from Microsoft Volume Licensing Price list, that now it is accepting and processing orders of

Windows 8 (replacing Windows 7 SKU)
Windows 2012
Visual Studio 2012

Here are some links to new features and compare version
Windows 8

Experience Video : [windows.microsoft.com...]

Explore windows 8 features : [technet.microsoft.com...]

Windows 2012 Server

Windows Server homepage : [microsoft.com...]

Whats New in 2012 - [technet.microsoft.com...]

Compare Editions - [microsoft.com...]

Visual Studio 2012

Home page : [microsoft.com...]

What's new : [microsoft.com...]

Compare : [microsoft.com...]

So for me, this seems a starting of long long line up of products to be released by Microsoft.

I am anticipating

New SharePoint, Office, Lync (some sort of Skype connection is also anticipated) and Exchange this November along with Surface and Windows 8 Mobile OS.



 12:53 pm on Sep 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

As I'm already using Windows 8 I'm now looking forward to the new Office and Surface. I don't think Office will be as big a change as Windows 8. It seems evolutionary rather than revolutionary. However, I am looking forward to the Surface reference hardware.


 12:59 pm on Sep 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Agree bill, however I am using Office 2013 preview on my Win 8 and it has some well noted changes like keeping track of where you last left, save as - or save location have option for computer, skydrive, or SharePoint or even option to add a place (kind of cloud ready!)


 2:55 am on Sep 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've only read about the Office 2013 features and haven't tried the preview. Other than the cloud tie-ins I haven't seen much else that might make me want to upgrade. Are there any other big changes you've noticed using the preview?


 8:23 am on Sep 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

nothing big as of now as day to day user, except those cloud tie-ins are the one most noticed thing.

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