SharePoint 2013 Public Beta is Live

Office-2013-LogoUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably already heard that the Office 15 Public Preview Beta went live YESTERDAY at about 3:30 PM. I thought it might be haelpful to put a list of useful links in one web post for everyone who is trying to find things.  Here are links to a number of sites that I visited last night to download either bits, documentation or training.

Download Links

SharePoint Server 2013 Preview Download – SharePoint Server 2013 Preview is designed to bring people together to get work done. Whether you’re using it to manage your enterprise content, make it easy for business end users to share ideas and information, or help developers build innovative new applications, SharePoint Server 2013’s improvements in scale, security, and flexibility have you covered.

Office 365 ProPlus Preview Download – Office 365 ProPlus Preview is your new Office delivered fast to all your Windows devices. Office 365 ProPlus Preview includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Lync. You will be able to preview Office 365 ProPlus applications and manage up to 25 users with a preview account.

SharePoint Foundation 2013 Preview Download – SharePoint Foundation 2013 is the essential solution for organizations that need a secure, manageable, web-based collaboration platform.

Office Web Apps Server Preview Download – Office Web Apps Server Preview is a new Office server product that delivers browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. A single Office Web Apps Server farm can support users who access Office files through SharePoint 2013 Preview, Lync Server 2013 Preview, Exchange Server 2013 Preview, shared folders, and web sites.

Office 365 Small Business Premium Preview – Welcome to the next generation of Office 365, a powerful service that transforms the way you get things done. Office 365 is the smart choice for managing your business efficiently and professionally—without the need for technical expertise.

Office 365 Enterprise Preview – Create professional content more easily than ever, securely connect with customers and partners, and take advantage of powerful tools for more effective management, control and compliance with enterprise-grade security, data loss prevention, and rights management.

Office 365 Home Premium Preview – Best for families who want Office on up to 5 household PCs or tablets.

Other Office 2013 Downloads – On this page you can get other office products like Exchange, Visio, Project, etc.


Developer documentation on MSDN – Find how-tos, overviews, training, and API references, and other documentation for SharePoint 2013 Preview

Setup a SharePoint 2013 Dev Environment – Learn the steps to set up a SharePoint 2013 Preview development environment by installing SharePoint 2013 Preview and Visual Studio 2012.


Developer Training Videos – Developer-focused how to training and walkthrough videos about Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 including changes and new features for search, social, ECM, WCM, and REST. Learn about apps for Office and SharePoint.

IT Pro Training – Download walkthroughs, training, and reviews of new features, changes and options in Office 2013 for ITPros.

Keep watching this space.  I have more information about SharePoint 2013 to come.