A lot of you know that I’ve been using Windows 8 since it became available to test. Much like Windows 7, it’s been a pleasure testing it, and I can’t wait to have the actual version installed. Being who I am here, I get a lot of questions about “when is it coming out?” a heck of alot. So, thanks to the folks at CNet, here’s a schedule of the Windows 8 release:
October 12 – Microsoft starts taking Pre-Orders for the retail version of Windows 8 Pro, and for PCs with it.
October 21 – Windows 8 phones, and the Samsung & Asus tablets become available for pre-order.
October 25 – Windows 8 Launch event in NYC.
October 26 – Officially available to consumers. The Microsoft Surface tablet is also available starting on this date. Preorder units will arrive as wel.
October 29 – Launch event for Microsoft Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco.
Come on now…who wants a Surface? 🙂