WZOR 'Windows 8 to Hit Stores on January 7th, 2013'

Russian web site WZOR has released some new information supposedly knacked from internal Microsoft roadmaps/documentation, revealing about target timeframes for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 7 development.Windows 7 and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 has been worked on since the fall of 2010, and is expected to touch down if all goes well […]

Russian web site WZOR has released some new information supposedly knacked from internal Microsoft roadmaps/documentation, revealing about target timeframes for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 7 development.

  • Windows 7 and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 has been worked on since the fall of 2010, and is expected to touch down if all goes well sometime in mid-2012.
  • In March, Windows 8 M3 development will commence.
  • Following M3, work on the first Windows 8 beta will begin; according to WZOR, Microsoft will release two public beta milestone builds in Windows 8's development.
  • After the second beta, the RC will be worked on then released.
  • Approximately three months after the RC, Windows 8 will reach RTM.
  • And of course, following RTM, it will hit the store shelves and reach the general availability (GA) phase of development, which WZOR states will happen on Monday, January 7th, 2013.

[tags]russia,russian,win7,sp2,sp1,windows server 2012,wzor[/tags]