Confirmed: Windows 8.1 RTM coming August 2013

Microsoft today confirmed at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows 8.1 the major update to the initial release will be available OEMs this August.

Tami also made a few announcements.

She announced that Windows 8.1 RTM will be available for OEM partners in late August. This means OEMs will be able to get the RTM bits and begin preparing devices with Windows 8.1 just in time for the holidays! We’ll have more details to share in the coming months for consumers and other customers on how to get Windows 8.1. As you have heard, Windows 8.1 is an update that refines the vision of Windows 8. Two weeks ago, we announced the Windows 8.1 Preview for people to try out– if you have not already, check it out and experience the new features and improvements

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3 responses to “Confirmed: Windows 8.1 RTM coming August 2013

  1. John Krinke

    Andre, you gave a great editorial on MS’ OS development learning curve in http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_install/is-consumer-preview-a-new-term-for-release/239e8746-823d-4fc7-bfcb-3c4a0cf81174
    They really went to a well used technique of app development used by WordPerfect in the 1980’s. When I bought WordPerfect in 1985, whenever I had a bug or problem, I would call tech support. What I discovered was that often the user calling tech support was really talking directly with software engineers! We users of WP were allowed unlimited 1-800 line support with our purchase of the WP license! What is too bad is that Bill Gates & his guys & gals group of engineers only got that DYNAMITE version well into the 2000’s.
    Thanks so much for that bit of very important history! Who said those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it!!!
    John
    Copier Guy on MS Live

  2. Akura

    Andre, is there any info regarding the size of the 8.1 update? I agree that Windows Store aims at providing the latest version of Windows 8 for its subscribers. What if I want to add that over my existing 8 installation? Thanks.

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