In his Day 3 Vision Keynote at WPC in July, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner stated, “Every product in our portfolio is being refreshed in a twelve-month period.” It’s an historic year for Microsoft, the biggest launch year in our history, and an exciting time to be a Microsoft partner.
 
At Microsoft, the product teams, the Worldwide Partner Group, and the U.S. subsidiary are working together to put in place information and resources that can help you integrate these new products into your business and start talking to customers about how your solutions built on the latest Microsoft products and technologies help meet their needs for efficiency, cost effectiveness, business productivity, and more.
 
Below is a list of online resources that will help you prepare for upcoming releases (like Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, and Windows 8), and you’ll also find these resources applicable for recently released products (like Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012). The list is current as of August 10. We will maintain updates at http://aka.ms/usproductlaunch, and you can download our quick reference slide at http://docs.com/MWXB.
 
 
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