Windows 8 Preview Build Arriving Next Week at WPC 2011

Microsoft may release an early build of Windows 8 to the technical community next week, at the company's annual Worldwide Partner Conference which is starting from July 11 through July 14.According to latest tweet from MSFTtm, which has reportedly proven accurate with Windows 8 build details in the past, Microsoft will release a Community Technical […]

Microsoft may release an early build of Windows 8 to the technical community next week, at the company's annual Worldwide Partner Conference which is starting from July 11 through July 14.

According to latest tweet from MSFTtm, which has reportedly proven accurate with Windows 8 build details in the past, Microsoft will release a Community Technical Preview (CTP) at the conference. The tweet reads:

"At the WPC11 - Microsoft will release a CTP build of Windows 8"

According to previous reorts, the CTP build may arrive at the end of July, with a proper beta release arriving in September.

Whatever happens, the CTP build wouldn't be intended for end users. As, Microsoft has recommended these early builds only for developers, IT professionals, and the technical community.

Either way, expect Windows 8 to play a role in next week's conference, as some company insiders said that Microsoft will detail its next PC operating system "substantially."

More details should arrive in September, when Microsoft will hold its BUILD conference for developers.

[Via: PCWorld]