2012 was an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft
. From the launch of Windows Phone 8
, Windows 8
and Windows RT, to the incredible buzz created by its Surface announcement
, to the death of Zune
, the birth of Xbox Music
, the growth of SkyDrive
and the genesis of Outlook.com
, the entire year was packed full of news from Microsoft, as the company worked to bring all of its products and services together into a more unified, harmonious whole.
Even the old logo was consigned to the great Recycle Bin
in the sky, as the once-disparate and disconnected portfolio of products was gradually updated into one big happy family
of complementary brands.
After such a busy and hectic year, you might be forgiven for believing that Microsoft will be putting its feet up for a bit, if only to catch its breath. But the good news for us is that there’s every indication that Microsoft will be keeping up the pace of development in 2013. While much of what is to come remains the stuff of conjecture, hearsay and – dare we say it – wishful thinking, there’s plenty that we’re confident we’ll see from Redmond over the next twelve months.
So this isn’t an exhaustive or complete list by any means, but here are five products that we’re looking forward to seeing from Microsoft in 2013: