News

Microsoft Confirms Windows 8 Beta Arriving February

A beta of Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system will be released in late February, a Microsoft official confirmed on Tuesday.

Microsoft's Antoine Leblond, vice president of Windows Web Services, made the announcement during a talk about the upcoming Windows Store, the online selling presence for Windows 8 "Metro-style" applications, built on HTML 5, XAML, JavaScript and C languages. Prior to his talk, Microsoft had not made any public disclosures about the release period for the Windows 8 beta.

"We're going to open the Store to customers when we release the beta of Windows 8, and that's going to be in late February 2012," Leblond said, according to a Microsoft-produced and -edited video (below). His comment comes at the end, at approximately 3:16 minutes.


Related:

About the Author

Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media's Converge360 group.

Featured

  • The 2020 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generations of .NET and PowerShell, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Touting Azure for Operators, Microsoft Joins SDN Standards Group

    As part of its Azure for Operators program, Microsoft this week joined a nonprofit standards association that focuses on SDN technologies used by enterprises and service providers.

  • 2020 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss. (Now updated with COVID-19-related event changes.)

  • Pilot Begins of Microsoft Teams-Salesforce CRM Integration

    A new capability that lets Microsoft Teams users access information from the Salesforce.com customer relationship management (CRM) platform debuted this week.