fireworks

Wow.. I don’t think I need to tell you that this is a very exciting day for PC users and, really, for a world of people who depend upon computers to improve their lives; both work and personal. 

And selfishly, it’s especially exciting for me, as I happen to be here in Redmond, and on campus, taking advantage of some Private Cloud training.  If there’s any kind of a celebration here that’s open to all employees, I hope to attend. 

“Excellent!  When can I get it?”

Today it’s being delivered to OEMs so that they can start putting it on their new hardware.  The GA (General Availability) happens on October 26, 2012, which is when you’ll be able to buy it or buy hardware that has it.

Businesses and subscribers (TechNet, MSDN, Partners, etc.) will be able to download it very soon.  I’ll provide the TechNet link when I know more.

In the meantime, here are some resources:

CELEBRATE!!!