Microsoft releases SharePoint Server 2013 SP1; new version coming in 2015

As part of their many announcements made at today's 2014 SharePoint Conference, Microsoft revealed that SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 is now available for download. SP1 has a few improvements for the web-based content management and collaboration tools designed for enterprise customers.

The Office blog reveals what's being put into this service pack. It includes a way to add a connection to the OneDrive for Business data storage service for Office 365 users, along with offering Yammer as an alternative to the default NewsFeed social network in SharePoint 2013. Finally, it adds support for JSON Light in OData v3 requests. Naturally there are a number of bug fixes in this SP1 release; it collects all of the patches that Microsoft has offered for SharePoint Server 2013 between December 2013 and February 2014.

IT admins who might have expected Microsoft to release a new version of SharePoint Server this year might be disappointed. Microsoft indicated that such a release won't be made available until sometime in 2015. In the meantime, SharePoint Server 2013 will keep getting "the latest performance, security, and reliability fixes through ongoing releases of both public and cumulative updates", according to the blog post.

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As a content management system admin for over 10 SharePoint has again disappointed us. The Users Experience is undoubtable one of the most important things that can be thought of when designing a Content Management System. Microsoft has made this easy with their cool to use Office products that integrate with each other. As the years go on MS products get better and leave other technology based system in the pass. Products like SkyDrive, SkyDrive Pro, SharePoint, Office 365 and other key products that integrate with the software giant are becoming more and more popular to consumers.
One thing Microsoft has thought us all is that it is a leader in enterprise technology software. We've learned that at times products like these are restricted to limited areas. This makes it hard to customize towards a company's overall need. With products that are designed to integrate with one another at an individual rate with no room to modify the software beings problems to a company. This means the company has to wait for updates, hotfixes, third-party software and even new versions of the product for change. The company is force to grow when the product grows. The User Experience decreases in time from a familiar interface to a less productive Content Management System.
An alternative to SharePoint and other solutions sometimes just makes sense. This is why we've chosen Centralpoint by Oxcyon. As a professional with over 15 years with content management experience I feel comfortable saying, “Centralpoint beings change to the table.” A Content Management System that comes with 230 out the box modules, Open Source license, easy to use interface (Like MS Office), No cost per seat, and a Company like Oxcyon that customizes Centralpoint to work for your company.

Studio384 said,
So, the next Office will be Office 2015?

yea dude 2014 is almost a quarter over , and office 2013 is kind of new still. I just purchased office 2013 no need for a new version for another year. plus they usually release a new office just after a new major OS release like they did 2013 just after windows 8. so 2015 would be after windows 9