Good news for all Microsot Intune customers: the company has just announced that the RTM build of Windows 8 is now available to download. This marks availability one day sooner than Microsoft’s planned rollout schedule, which will eventually leads to the product being released to the general public on October 26th.
The planned rollout schedule is as followed:
October 25th: Launch event for Windows 8 and the Surface RT, which will run Windows RT. The other Surface is not due until early 2013, remember. The big shindig will be in New York (damn).
October 26th: General availability of Windows 8. This is gospel, and is the hard stop for Windows 8.
October 29th: The official launch of Windows Phone 8, according to Mary Jo. This will take place in either San Francisco or LA. Microsoft, let’s do it in the city by the bay. Please. Don’t make us go to Southern California. Devices will go on sale, again according to the source, in the following weeks.
October 30th: BUILD kicks off. This event will, in my estimation, tie together each new product, and present a unified Microsoft front from a product perspective.