I'm currently at Microsoft's WPC 2012 event in Toronto where this morning Tami Reller (Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer) announced the release dates for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
It was confirmed both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 software will be signed off for 'release to manufacturing' (RTM) during the first week of August with Windows 8 availability to business customers also during August.
General Windows 8 availability is set for late October as many predicted - this includes on new PCs in addition to upgrades available through retailers worldwide.
Business users access to Windows 8 could be as soon as early August based on information Microsoft have shared her at WPC 2012. Their blog however just states August - so more on that once confirmed. This means customers with Software Assurance agreements or a Windows InTune subscription.
Windows Server 2012 availability is set for September according to Microsoft.
It's anticipated that MSDN and TechNet subscribers will also have access to both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 ahead of October general availability dates.
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