Since the published "SharePoint Server 2013 Preview" went out in July 2012, many folks already downloaded and played around with the new SharePoint 2013
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
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
SharePoint Conference, New Zealand
and many other dates can be found here: http://www.topsharepoint.com/upcoming-sharepoint-conferences