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Windows 8 and Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing

Microsoft has announced on August 1st that Windows 8 and Server 2012 have been released to manufacturing.


Paul Gregory | 1 August 2012

Microsoft has announced on August 1st that Windows 8 and Server 2012 have been released to manufacturing.

The actual product list that has been released is:

  • Windows 8 x86/x64 (including IE10)
  • Windows Server 2012 (including IE10)
  • Visual Studio 2012

In terms of availability dates the software should be available to MSDN & TechNet subscribers around the 15th August, and volume license customers with Software Assurance a day or 2 later.  For customers with just volume license should get the software around the 1st September.

Significantly there has been no comment on Win RT (ARM CPU version) or Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7.

The full announcement can be read here.


QA Training | Paul Gregory

Paul Gregory

Head of Microsoft Infrastructure

A Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1995, Paul has worked both for and with some of the world's leading IT Services organisations – including Unisys, Dell and Microsoft during the Microsoft Windows (TAP) Technology Adoption Programme. Paul specializes in delivering training around the Windows Operating system as well infrastructure and management solutions around System Center going right back to SMS 1.0. Paul is a frequent visitor to Microsoft's Global Headquarters in Seattle to attend early product workshops and for many years has delivered training courses around the world on behalf of Microsoft. In addition to being actively involved in Microsoft's Windows TAP programme, Paul has recently delivered both Microsoft's Private Cloud 2012 readiness training to partners in the UK and was a member of the Microsoft global training team delivering Windows Server 2012 early adopter training. During recent years Microsoft has requested Paul to deliver System Center training at both Redmond and The South American head office to Microsoft Partners.
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