But what does this mean for Office 15 and SharePoint 15. Rumors have already leaked that this new line of products will stick with the year moniker. So with Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 right around the corner, what can we expect? With Microsoft’s focus and support of the Metro design, it seems highly certain that both SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 are likely to have new interfaces based on the Metro look and style. What else can we expect out of SharePoint 2013 Servers? Here are some of the rumors that we have seen around the internet:
- Support for viewing business intelligence content on Apple iPad devices Improved Web Apps
- SharePoint 2013 Metro User Interface
- SharePoint 2013 will take a heavy dependence on Windows Azure (makes sense since that site was recently designed to be more “metro” – see the trend?)
- SharePoint 15 will be called SharePoint 2013 and be released early 2013
- Expect SharePoint 2013 to boast its own AppStore
- Expect a Public Beta by the end of the Summer/Early Fall 2012
SharePoint Hoster will be offering SharePoint 2013 Foundation and Enterprise hosting as soon as it becomes publicly available. Keep an eye on our blog for more information.