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Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing!!!

Today is a huge day for Windows! Our latest client and server operating systems have been released to manufacturing (RTM). This means they are fully baked and out of the oven! Smiley

Windows 8 has started to roll out to our OEM partners today ("OEM partners" are the folks who build the PCs and devices that will run our latest client OS). Windows president Steven Sinofsky authored a great blog post announcing this engineering milestone. You should definitely read it. Thanks to all of you who used the previews and provided critical feedback!

Windows Server 2012 also RTM'd today!

Congratulations to the Windows and Windows Server teams!!!


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  • ElleryEllery


    When are keys going to be available on MSDN?

  • Allan LindqvistaL_ Kinect ftw

    good stuff Smiley

  • MSDN and TechNet: Subscribers to these services will receive Windows 8 RTM on August 15.

    Volume licensing customers with Software Assurance: Customers on Microsoft's Software Assurance (SA) program will receive Windows 8 on August 16.

    Microsoft Partner Network: August 16.

    Microsoft Action Pack Providers: August 20.

    Volume license customers without SA: September 1.

  • Congratulations!  Hopefully we will now see a quick build up of apps in the Windows Store before October 26th.

    Btw, is Windows RT part of this announcement?

    I can hardly wait to see consumer oriented Windows 8 devices that take advantage of touch/pen.

  • aljjaljj

    downloadable from MSDN web site on 15 August?

  • I can't wait until oct 26th!

    If I sign up for a technet account, how many licenses would I have access to? I need 3.


  • davisdavis

    how about to dreamspark formerly known as msdnaa?

  • that's really good Microsoft keep it up.

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