Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner shared some new hints about what’s coming during what he called Microsoft’s “biggest innovation year ever” during Day 3 of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.
We already knew Microsoft had committed to launching Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Visual Studio 2013, SQL Server 2014, System Center 2012 R2 and a host of other “Blue” wave of products during this coming fiscal year. (Microsoft’s FY 14 runs from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014.)
Other than that, there are some changes planned for other Microsoft products.
Skype: Will support larger meetings with enterprise voice. It will also integrate with Outlook.com and Office 365.Office 365
Windows Phone: A new start screen on the Windows phone probably just like Windows 8.1 on desktops.
Surface: There will be new accessories and accessory colors; some kinds of updates to both Surface RT and Surface Pro (no word if this means just the regular monthly firmware-type updates or new processors, or what)
Office: A Window Store codenamed Gemini
Dynamics: NAV 2013 R2; GP 2013 R2