Today, we are announcing the availability of Windows 8 Release Preview, our next preview release of Windows 8, for download in 14 languages. The Release Preview download can be used to upgrade from Windows 7 and, in this scenario, can preserve programs, Windows settings and user application files. Note that if you will be attempting an upgrade from Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Windows 8 Developer Preview, these settings will not be preserved but can be saved in a Windows.old folder if you do not reformat your hard disk.
Download Windows 8 Release Preview here: http://aka.ms/DLW8RP
For more detail on the Windows 8 Release Preview announcement, please see the official Windows 8 blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/31/delivering-the-windows-8-release-preview.aspx
Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate
In addition, today we are also announcing the availability of Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate … more details are available here: http://aka.ms/NewsWS2012RC
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Keith Mayer is a Principal Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
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