Windows 8 Official Release Date: October 26
According to a Windows Team blog post made Wednesday, the official release date for Windows 8 will be October 26, 2012.
Microsoft had previously announced that Windows 8's general availability (GA) launch date would be October.
According to the blog post, Microsoft's President of the Windows and Windows Live Division Steven Sinofsky made the announcement today at a Microsoft sales conference. "Customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26."
Last week Microsoft announced that upgrades to Windows 8 will cost $40.
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Becky Nagel is the vice president of Web & Digital Strategy for 1105's Converge360 Group, where she oversees the front-end Web team and deals with all aspects of digital projects at the company, including launching and running the group's popular virtual summit and Coffee talk series . She an experienced tech journalist (20 years), and before her current position, was the editorial director of the group's sites. A few years ago she gave a talk at a leading technical publishers conference about how changes in Web browser technology would impact online advertising for publishers. Follow her on twitter @beckynagel.