The mega leaker Canouna has preliminary details about the Windows 8 Release Candidate.
The Windows 8 Release Candidate is the next version of Windows 8 that is scheduled to be completed after the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
He is stating that work on the Windows 8 Release Candidate began in February with the build 8275.
More from Canouna:
Microsoft is now entering in the last interesting phase of developement, namely, the integration of the latest features to the main code, adding the last touches to the UI, and accentuated the performance of the system.
The notable changes are the addition of color set, some were already present in several Milestone 3 build, the return of Windows to Go, various changes in the UI, performance improvements and the return of « staged » build.
Based on some of the feedback I’ve gotten about Windows 8 and the Metro UI, it’ll be interesting to see what’s in store for us in the next development iteration of Windows 8.