Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Microsoft says, Windows 8 to arrive by late October

Finally: Microsoft has pinned some real availability dates on Windows 8.
Tami Reller, corporate vice president of Windows, told partners attending Microsoft's worldwide partner conference in Toronto this morning that Windows 8 is on track to be released to manufacturing the first week of August, and to be generally available by late October 2012.
This also means that Windows Server 2012 will be released to manufacturing by the first week of August. But the server bits won't be available to customers until September, a July 9 post on the Windows Server blog confirms the RTM date.
Reller also said that business users (volume licensees with Software Assurance) will have access to the final Windows 8 bits "as early as the beginning of August." I've asked when TechNet and MSDN users will have access; no word back yet.
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