Right on schedule, well almost, Service Pack 1 is announced for Office, Exchange and SharePoint 2013, and should arrive in the beginning of 2014. Just before the SharePoint Conference in March in Las Vegas
So the somewhat weird part of the post is this:
“As we look forward we’ll continue to deliver rapid innovation through our Office 365 service as well as continued future on-premises versions of SharePoint on our traditional release cadence of 2-3 years.”
And when we look at what Jared Spataro announced at the SharePoint Conference 2012:
“For us, SharePoint 2013 is pivotal because it’s the beginning of a new era. We think of it as a bridge between where we’ve come from and where we’re going. It’s the end of our three-year release cycle, and the beginning of cloud updates every 90 days. ”
UPDATE #1: as detailed by Bill Baer earlier: SharePoint 2013 with SP1 should Support for Windows Server 2012 R2.