Microsoft have in effect confirmed the Windows 8 Beta release date.

Today in San Francisco, they confirmed that the Windows 8 Beta will indeed be released in February of 2012.

To put this in context, it was revealed as the time when the Windows Store will also make its debut. For more information about the Microsoft Windows Store, head to the overview here.

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  • Knowledgetrak

    That’s nice…. but February covers a lot of days… 28 of them in fact. They couldn’t narrow it down any further than that????

    • Onuora Amobi

      They are saying late February. My guess would be mid February if they wanted to under promise and over deliver.

  • George Luiz

    In the picture say February 2011, so it has been released already… hehehehe

    • Onuora Amobi

      Can you tell I have been busy? heh… good catch…

  • Marc Dimmick

    Sorry February this year is 29 days so it will be even longer. Don’t forget London, Olympics leap year.

  • Martin_herrerac

    Can I propose the 12th for the release, It’s my birthday.

  • Jnewbold2

    No information on how they will do the beta? I’m hoping for a discounted tablet for sale to test it on.


     I am looking forward to that release. I wish I could have it now. It’s so nicer
    than previous releases of windows.

  • Richard

    I hope the beta release lives up to all our expectations

  • Laszlohethy

    Már nagyon várom a februárt!

  • Anthony

    i believe it should be released valentines day

  • Fedriu74

    excellent,windows 8 is the best

  • Dark Angel

    aw, well isn’t that a hell of a tease. I know it says the month, but not the day. I think Ima go pout now. DX

  • Watch74

    Good News…