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 (GA)
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV: September (RTM); October (GA)
  • Windows Phone 8: September (RTM for “Apollo” OS); November (GA for first devices)
  • Office 15: October (added to price list); November (RTM); February 2013 (GA)

I guess that Nokia Lumia 900 doesn’t really make sense now huh?

Yes, I had to throw that in…

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Willem

    Kareem … that makes no sense! Lumia 900s – and 800s – will continue working just fine. They will continue to be supported (WP 7.8), just the same as my old iPhone 3s is still working fine even though it hasn’t been upgraded to a later ios.

    Onoura, the Lumia 900 may well make a lot of sense to a lot of people who want a good phone and are not to worried about it having the latest greatest OS. Perhaps we need to stop judging others’ needs on the basis of our own interests. Just a couple of months ago I bought a Lumia 800 knowing full well it wasn’t going to be upgradable to Windows 8. I had my reasons for so doing, and I suspect there will be many others just like me.

    Not everyone hangs breathlessly on the latest release of everything … !

    • Onuora Amobi

      Hey Willem. Thanks for the feedback and your point is taken. It’s a good reminder that not everyone is a tech head like I am.


  • Ben Symington

    correct again, my sentiments exactly.

    I am going
    to get the upg to the complete win8 phone and do the usual 7.8 upg when it’s
    upgrades comes for testing purposes, but, I think both will be great as the UI to
    7.8 will be a good change and look like win8 in everyway. Interesting times…..