Windows 8 development finished, RTM available soon
It’s finally done, Microsoft’s communications manager Brandon LeBlanc has announced today that Windows 8 development is finished and has been RTM (released to manufacturing). Brandon also explains on how MSDN and TechNet subscribers will be able to obtain the RTM to prepare for the official launch. Steve Sinofsky mentions that “While we have reached our RTM milestone, no software project is ever really “done.” We will continue to monitor and act on your real world experiences with Windows 8.”. Window 8 and Microsoft Surface will be available to consumers on October 26th. You can read more at the source links below.
- August 15th: Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions.
- August 15th: IT professionals testing Windows 8 in organizations will be able to access the final version of Windows 8 through your TechNet subscriptions.
- August 16th: Customers with existing Microsoft Software Assurance for Windows will be able to download Windows 8 Enterprise edition through the Volume License Service Center (VLSC), allowing you to test, pilot and begin adopting Windows 8 Enterprise within your organization.
- August 16th: Microsoft Partner Network members will have access to Windows 8.
- August 20th: Microsoft Action Pack Providers (MAPS) receive access to Windows 8.
- September 1st: Volume License customers without Software Assurance will be able to purchase Windows 8 through Microsoft Volume License Resellers.