Microsoft Hints To An August 2012 Win 8 Launch

Microsoft said that it would reveal more about Windows 8 in September, but it didn't give anything away about when customers would start using the new OS. However, Microsoft Corporate VP Dan'l Lewin gave hints at a start-up LAUNCH event at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus that Windows 8 could be on target for a Fall 2012 release.

TechRadar quoted Lewin saying: "we will be in market - if you look at the crystal ball and just say what happened in the past is a reasonable indicator of what our forward looking timelines will be and just speculate - we've made the point about having a developer conference later this year, and then typically we enter a beta phase, and then in 12 months we're in the market, so let's make that assumption."

Microsoft will be holding its BUILD conference this year September 13 to 16 in Anaheim.

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  • flightmare
    I still think it will be a December 21st launch.
  • Pyree
    Let see if this version of window will persuade my university to change its standard environment from the ancient window 2000 pro and window xp pro 32bit.
  • Mastervivi10
    I still think it will be a December 21st launch.