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Exchange, Office, Lync and SharePoint 2013 All in 2012?

When Microsoft decided to name products after years, and then to keep pre-announcing products, it gave itself a challenge -- ship in the year the product is named after or suffer minor embarrassment.

It looks like 2013 versions of Lync, SharePoint, Office and Exchange will all arrive this year. All have been released to manufacturing, which means they are essentially done. And while most won't be able to buy these 'til early next year, insiders such as volume licensees, MSDN subscribers and TechNet subscribers should be able to get them all next month. Oddly, the products are available for volume licensees in mid-November, but pricing won't be announced for another two weeks. Hmmm.

Project and Visio 2013 are also on the same schedule.

It's awfully interesting how all these products are on the same schedule. This points to real discipline by Microsoft in market development.

Office 2013 is compatible with Windows 8, but only works with the older-style Desktop interface and is mostly not yet optimized for "Metro."

Which of these products are you most interested in? Explain at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/15/2012 at 1:19 PM


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