Microsoft to Launch Windows 8 RTM on August, Final Version on Late October
At Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Tami Reller, shared some exciting new details regarding Windows 8 availability.
As informed by the Windows Team Blog, she confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to RTM (Release to Manufacturing) in the first week of August. Enterprice customers with Software Assurance benefits will have full access to Windows 8 as early as August. When the RTM is released, developers can start earning money for their apps.
Tami also said that Windows 8 will be officially released by the end of October this year. This means that new Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs will be available to buy and upgrade starting from October. According to her, Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets globally.