Microsoft's Dan'l Lewin outs details on Windows 8 arrival
Microsoft has let slip a possible release date for the much awaited Windows 8 operating system with the company’s Corporate Vice President Dan’l Lewin hinting at an autumn 2012 arrival.
Speaking at the start-up LAUNCH event at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus, Lewin has hinted at that Windows 8 will follow “what happened in the past” with Windows OS releases with an unveiling later this year to pre-empt an autumn 2012 arrival.
“If you look at the crystal ball and just say what happened in the past is a reasonable indicator of what our forward looking timelines will be and just speculate,” said the Microsoft VP. “We've made the point about having a developer conference later this year, and then typically we enter a beta phase, and then in 12 months we're in the market, so let's make that assumption.”
On the seemingly far off release of the next Windows operating system, Lewin added that continued support to existing Windows users is top of the company’s priorities list.
"We have a commitment to our installed base. With Windows 7 on a huge number of devices, we have a very sound and terrific baseline. Given the scale, we have a very strong belief system about that commitment, and a very large customer base that thinks about managing these systems; so systems management, enterprise infrastructure, all those kinds of things."
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