We've announced the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 8 today, August 1st 2012! If you're looking for details, first please read this post on the Building Windows 8 Blog. As we work towards general availability of Windows 8 on October 26th, I've included a series of specific dates on availability of the RTM that may be helpful to you below:
Want to try Windows 8 today for a test-run? The Windows 8 Release Preview is still available for free download for testing and evaluation here: http://aka.ms/DLW8RP .
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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. 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 IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.