(Picture is borrowed from PCWorld.com.)
These are the most important product-/service related announcements about future releases for:
- Blue = Windows 8.1;
- Windows Server 2012 R2;
- System Center 2012 R2;
- Windows Intune;
- SQL Server 2014.
For Windows 8.1 a public preview version will be released on the 26th of June! For all other products (Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014) also a preview release will be available at the end of June .
The RTM releases of these products/services (except for SQL Server 2014 that is) will be available at the end of this year.
Already in 2012 Microsoft told the public they were stepping up the pace and would deliver new versions of their major products at least once per year. Their cloud based service offerings develop way much faster and see many new iterations per year.
But their more ‘on-premise’ related software is on schedule now and starts having a new major release once per year. Guess working at Microsoft is anything but a dull job .