SharePoint 2013 is almost RTM

A few days ago, Kirk Koenigsbauer announced on the news blog that the “New Office Reaches RTM!”

Since the published “SharePoint Server 2013 Preview” went out in July 2012, many folks already downloaded and played around with the new SharePoint 2013 Winking smile
While moving forward to the general availability, this is a long awaited milestone we are reaching now and with the final step to “RTM” another great product’s next version will be launched soon!

For SharePoint 2013 this means the following:

  • Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance (SA) will be able to download SharePoint 2013 on-premise through the Volume Licensing Service Center by mid-November 2012.
  • For business customers without SA, it will also be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1st.
  • Rolling out the new capabilities to Office 365 customers will occur in the next service updates, also starting in November

So stay tuned for more availability dates and other Office launch news Smile


Related posts:

Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog

Office News

Office Customer preview

SharePoint Joel’s SharePoint Land

SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

Search Service Issue on preview Build

Sharepoint RTM – Setup and Install



Here is a list of the next most important SharePoint Events:

October 22-23, 2012
SharePoint & Exchange Forum 2012 – Stockholm, Sweden

October 27th, 2012
SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati – Saturday, October 27th

October 29th – Nov. 1st, 2012
SharePoint Connections, Las Vegas

November 3rd, 2012
SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities – Saturday, November 3rd

November 12-15th, 2012
SharePoint Conference, Las Vegas

November 20-21, 2012
SharePoint Connections, Amsterdam, Netherlands


April 15-17, 2013
SharePoint Evolution Conference, London

April 2013
SharePoint Conference, New Zealand


and many other dates can be found here:








3 thoughts on “SharePoint 2013 is almost RTM

  1. Hello,
    currently there is only japanese, english and spanish available for Sharepoint 2013 preiview bits, (see here:…/details.aspx)
    For RTM you may find more information here as well:…/cc262108(v=office.15).aspx

    On MSDN (…/downloads) you can donwload the SPS 2013 RTM bits in other languages too.
    But a specific language pack other than the preiview ones are not published yet.
    As soon as RTM is out for general availability, soem more LP#s will also be published along or short after.
    cheers, Steve


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