Microsoft Confirms October Release for Windows 8

Microsoft Confirms October Release for Windows 8

Windows 8 IT Support

There have been rumors of an autumn release date before but today is the first time that Microsoft have confirmed an October general release date for Windows 8 and an August release date for RTM (Release to Manufacturing).

The information was confirmed by Tami Reller, the Windows Chief Marketing Officer. She confirmed that Retail PC’s with Windows 8 and upgrades would be available by the end of October.

Finally Tami announced that Windows 7 is the best selling operating system of all time with more than 630 million copies sold and more than 50% of enterprise desktops running Windows 7.

Of course this doesn’t mean that the new Microsoft Surface, which runs Windows 8 will be available at the same time but it is a prerequisite. There was no concrete information released on Microsoft Surface other than that Microsoft expects other hardware manufacturers to also be releasing Windows 8 tablets.

Tami was speaking at the WPC (Worldwide Partner Conference) to an audience of IT Support companies from around the world.

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