It's so much fun hearing you spout lies about things you obviously know little about.
I'll tell you a little secret... I was on the HSBS (Home and Small Business Server) team for a bit.
What exactly do you call 'regular Small Business Server'? If you mean the version that came with Exchange & SQL server in the box... those features were removed prior to Office 365 being setup... in fact, the announcement you were hyper-ventilating about was more of a re-branding.
I mean the one with Exchange in the box.
Small Business Server 2011, the last regular release, was RTMed in December 2010 (that means before Office 365)
Have you tried Windows Server 2012 Essentials? I have... it's just like Windows Small Business Server 2011 (which I helped build)... only it runs on Server 2012 and has some additional features (including Office 365) *gasp*!
No, it's not "just like" Small Business Server 2011, since it lacks on-premise Exchange.
Stll no WPF! But: "Explore the docs about desktop app development ...Check out the Windows Development Reference for in-depth technical information about how to build desktop apps...." you click on it and.. Tada!:
Now that you know what desktop development is, watch this next video to get an overview of the Microsoft tools and technologies for desktop development, and learn about the three programming models: WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), Silverlight, and C++ (native)."
BOOM. WPF mentioned right on the frontpage of the Windows MSDN page.