Update: Official Name is SharePoint 2013 Products Preview

It doesn’t take long between news ‘leaks’ these days, and just a few days ago, I mentioned having seen the definite proof of Microsoft’s usage of SharePoint 2013 as the official name of SharePoint 15.

Today, one of my seemingly endless and manual searches turned up another ‘leak’ from the Italian language version of Microsoft’s Technet, from an article titled “Restore a service application in SharePoint 2013 Products Preview”.


The English language version of the article still only mentions the SharePoint 2010 version, and the Italian version seems to be a translation in progress.

Perhaps they’re not up-to-speed on the upcoming automatic translation features of SharePoint 2013?

In any case, I thought you should know.

Update: I also found an English language version of a Technet article that links to the aforementioned document using the SharePoint 2013 Products Preview name.



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Bjørn Furuknap

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3 thoughts on “Update: Official Name is SharePoint 2013 Products Preview”

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    1. Bjørn,

      The document history states it was first published in May 2010 and last updated in July 2010. However, this document has not appeared with the current title in any of my searches (and I do these at least once per day) until today.

      Considering, however, that I very much doubt Microsoft was publishing documents in SharePoint 2013 two months before SharePoint 2010 came out in general availability, I strongly suspect that this date isn’t accurate and that there are other updates that aren’t reflected in the version history.

      If you look at the English version of the document, it refers to SharePoint 2010, so it’s likely just a matter of an update where someone slipped and updated the ‘real’ document rather than some back-end version that’s supposed to be hidden. Of course, I don’t know how the authoring and editing process works internally for Technet, so it’s just guessing on my part.


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