Introducing SharePoint 2013 Soft Launched

If you’ve read my blog over the past months (no, I’m not doing the relative time thing again), you know I’ve been running a series of what has been known, rumored, and speculated about SharePoint 2013. You may also know I stopped taking new subscriptions to that series a couple of weeks ago.

One reason was that I was preparing for a new series, Introducing SharePoint 2013. I’ve now soft-launched that series, meaning I’ve made subscriptions available, but haven’t published any issues yet.

Here’s the essence, taken from the Introducing SharePoint 2013 page:

Introducing SharePoint 2013 at USP Journal is a subscription series that introduces you to the latest version of Microsoft’s collaboration platform SharePoint.

Throughout this series, you’ll learn about SharePoint 2013 from various perspectives, including:

  • SharePoint Developers
  • SharePoint Administrators
  • SharePoint Business Users
  • SharePoint End Users

The series runs from the first availability of the SharePoint 2013 beta, to be released in the summer of 2012, and to the Release To Manufacturing version becomes available.

Every 4-6 weeks, you will receive a new issue, of 20-30 pages, covering aspects of the new SharePoint version.

Each issue will also become a chapter in the first issue of USP Journal Volume 3.  That complete issue, to be released upon general availability of the completed version of SharePoint 2013, is also included in the price.

In other words, not only do you get the subscription issues, you also get the full journal issue when SharePoint 2013 ships!

You will get the first issue of this series within days of the beta availability of SharePoint 2013. That issue will cover topics such as:

  • SharePoint 2013 Features Overview
  • Hardware and Software Requirements for SharePoint 2013
  • Downloading and Installing SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 First Looks

When you are ready to purchase, as part of your subscription purchase, you also get access to any past issues of the series through a password protected web page. New issues are made available on that page, and you will receive an email notification when new issues are available.

So, feel free to sign up, it’s $14.95, for the full series, including any back issues and the completed first issue of USP Journal Volume 3.


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Bjørn Furuknap

I previously did SharePoint. These days, I try new things to see where I can find the passion. If you have great ideas, cool projects, or is in general an awesome person, get in touch and we might find out together.

2 thoughts on “Introducing SharePoint 2013 Soft Launched”

  1. Hi Bjorn – are you still taking orders for subscribing to the Introducing SP 2013 journal series?

    Please let me know.


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