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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  1. 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????

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

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

  4. Martin_herrerac / December 6, 2011 at 8:47 pm /Reply

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

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

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

  7. I hope the beta release lives up to all our expectations

  8. Már nagyon várom a februárt!

  9. i believe it should be released valentines day

  10. excellent,windows 8 is the best

  11. 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

  12. Good News…

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