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Happy Leap and Consumer Preview Day Windows 8!

Today is Leap Day and even though I've written this newsletter far longer than four years, I don't think I've ever written one on Leap Day before. This time I have the honor, and hopefully I'll still be writing Redmond Report in 2016, which will contain the next Leap Day. All I have to do is cut out a little salt (and take all the laundry off my exercise bike) and I'll surely make it!

I'm not the only one celebrating. It seems that Microsoft is marking this occasion by rolling out the consumer preview of Windows 8.

As with all Microsoft products, there are multiple launches before the actual launch -- and then you have to announce the shipment. This, to me, is Win 8's second launch. The first being the developer code that was released at last year's Build Conference.

I should have far more on Win 8 and the next rev of Visual Studio  on Friday.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/29/2012 at 1:19 PM


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