Windows 8 Available on…

Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT will be available on October 26, 2012. Steven Sinofsky has dropped the date for the GA (General Availability milestone) date during the annual sales meeting. This announcement has several implications:

  • The most obvious one, it is a Friday, you can buy Windows 8 and spend all weekend playing with your new OS and upgraded PC or new  PC
  • PCs from third party vendors will be made available on this same date to carry both Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT.
  • Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 RT will be available that same day as announced a few weeks earlier.
  • Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available 90 days from October 26, which is January 24, 2013
Now I can’t wait for the day to come, but I am much more interested in getting the new Surface and replacing my old Windows 7 tablet.
Between the new Windows Phone 8 devices, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 RT, it will be a very busy holiday season!


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Editor in Chief/Founder Diego Samuilov is an executive, consultant, IT strategist and book, e-book and web published author. Diego has worked in Microsoft’s environments since 1990. Since then, he has successfully filled many positions related to the Software Development lifecycle. Having worked as a developer, analyst, technical lead, project lead, auditor and, since 1996 a project manager, manager, director and VP in the Software Development, Server, Desktop and Mobile environments. Diego is very passionate about the software development process, which has played a great part in his skills development. Since the introduction of the first ever PDA (the Apple Newton MessagePad) in 1994 and Windows CE in 1998 he has pioneered and pushed the envelope in the field of mobile software development. He has developed many solutions used in mobile markets, desktop and server environments. He participates in public and private developer community events. He actively collaborates with the community at support forums and blogs. Diego is the author of "Windows Phone for Everyone" available [HERE].