A number of System Center 2012 R2 Evaluation VHDs dropped today on the Microsoft Download Center. The VHDs “enable you to create a virtual machine to evaluate the different System Center components”.
Cross-site publishing, and particularly Product Catalogs have been missing from the SharePoint 2013/v16 rev of SharePoint Online, leaving a large gap in functionality between on-premises deployments and our Cloud overlords. Reading the Service Description, both WCM: Catalog and WCM: Cross-site publishing are listed as "Not available to SharePoint Online customers."
It appears however, that it’s all about to change. While editing a page in one of my tenants today, I noticed a few changes:
All that is missing now is that magical ability to create a Product Catalog site collection.
It can be a little tough to discern the differences between the capabilities of Office Web Apps (WAC) and their fat-client counterparts in the desktop Office suite. While Microsoft doesn’t provide an outright comparison table, they do offer the following: