The goal of the Microsoft Writing Style Guide is to help editors, technical writers, developers, marketers, and anyone else in IT write better content.
Since 1995, Microsoft has provided writing guidelines to editors and developers. The new Microsoft Writing Style Guide brings the guidance up-to-date for 2018 and is an evolution of the Microsoft Manual of Style from 2012. The principles and guidelines in the guide are the same as those used by internal Microsoft writers, which allows consistent quality and style across all apps and content.
Microsoft is recommending that developers stop using SharePoint’s Feature framework and list, web, and site templates in their solutions. Now, instead of defining SharePoint content in CAML, Microsoft wants everyone to start creating content programmatically using the remote provisioning pattern.
If you have an MSDN account, the SharePoint Server, FAST Server, Project Server, and Office Web Apps with Service Pack 2 ISOs have been released. These ISOs will allow you to install SharePoint on Windows Server 2012.