So it seems that Microsoft will be launching a whole new set of products this fall aside from Windows 8. Mary Jo Foley has contacts who are speculating about the following dates… Latest Windows Azure updates: August (RTM); September (GA). Visual Studio 2012: August (RTM and Price List); September...

It seems to be official. Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be available on October 26th 2012. From the Windowsteamblog: Just a few minutes ago, Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October...

It’s official, we have a better idea about Windows 8 RTM and the Windows 8 Release Date. Speaking at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Canada, Microsoft’s Tami Reller has announced that Windows 8 will be Released to Manufacturing (RTM) in the first week on August. In addition, Microsoft  will...

Windows 8 RTM is getting closer to being final. Winunleaked reports that the current Build is 8506.Windows 8 RTM is expected be released during the last week of July. A few days ago, Microsoft posted on their B8 blog that work on Windows 8 RTM is on and the company will soon finalize it for the release to...

Microsoft just revealed that the cost of Windows 8 Pro upgrade from XP, Vista and Widows 7  will be $39.99. This is in a post on the Windows Team Blog. Microsoft confirmed that  if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99...

There seems to be a lot of activity (obviously) going on as Microsoft march toward the final production copy of Windows 8 (RTM or Release To Manufacturing). On the Winunleaked forums, there was a lot of activity and discussions about where Microsoft is in the process. Regarding the current builds, here are the...

The rumor mill has started up about Windows 8 again. The latest rumor comes from Wzor, a  source that has been somewhat reliable in the past. Based on what we know of current builds, it seems like Microsoft may be marching ever closer to RTM status. The most recent builds are rumored to...

So I had been planning to write this article for a while but was reminded of it yesterday when I watched the superb interview with Rafael and Ed. During the interview, they were asked when they thought Windows 8 would be released. Ed said October and Rafael said September. I have actually long thought that...

New rumor about the release date for the Windows 8 Release Preview. In a tweet on Twitter, Mega Leaker Canouna has indicated that the Windows 8 Release preview will be released on June 1 2012. How reliable is Canouna? Pretty reliable but this ultimately will be a Microsoft decision so you never know. Another...

Well folks, we have a confirmed date. Steven Sinofsky has announced that the Windows 8 Release Preview (yes that is the name) will come in the first week of June 2012. He made the initial announcement during an on-stage appearance at Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days. He also announced this more generally on the Build...