Nice little keynote this morning to officially kick off the conference. They did a nice job, but nothing earth-shattering. I did like the intro graphics that were reminiscent of the Game of Thrones (HBO) intro sequence.
A few tidbits that did get my attention during the session:
- No more 3-year product cycle. New features, fixes and bits will be expected every 90 days. Thanks to the focus on online servers/services. On premises and private clouds will still be able to receive the updates as well.
- Check out the Yammer web parts… they’re doing the ‘crawl, walk, run’ thing. Good to get started sooner rather than later.
- The cool task management stuff we’ve seen and heard of in SharePoint does extend into Outlook. Now we need Outlook on the Surface RT.
- Really great news hearing about the way data is managed for document libraries and versions. Only storing diffs now – a LOT more efficient.
- Oh yea – Yammer is INCLUDED with your Office365 subscriptions. Nice.
Oh yea – I also liked the TechNet email that I got DURING the keynote – that RTM bits for SharePoint Server 2013 are now available for download. Nice timing.
Someone should go clean Dreamweaver up after that bus ran over it…