Posted by: kurtsh | August 1, 2012

NEWS: Windows 8 Releases to Manufacturing – Enterprise Release Schedule

imageHi! Just thought I’d let you know that Windows 8 was officially completed today & is being handed off to our OEM PC manufacturers for integrating with current & next-generation PCs, laptops, and tablets.

This is obviously something you may have already read about on Twitter, RSS, etc. However, for your reference, here’s the release schedule for the release software for Windows 8

  • MSDN and TechNet subscribers:  August 15
    (Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions.  IT professionals testing Windows 8 in organizations will be able to access the final version of Windows 8 through your TechNet subscriptions.)
  • Volume Licensing/VLSC for customers with SA (Enterprise):  August 16
    (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.)
  • Volume Licensing/VLSC without SA (Professional):  September 1
  • Online/Retail availability: October 26

Our announcement blog post for the release of Windows 8 is here:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/08/01/releasing-windows-8-august-1-2012.aspx


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