Well, as per Microsoft’s announcements, there is still more time for Windows 8 to come out. But that is just what the officials think.
The new platform from the software developer giant has already jumped out of the basket and has reportedly hit the torrent based sharing sites, giving some lucky guys an early taste of what the full version of the new platform means.
Folks who closely followed every development related to the new platform from Microsoft have found that a copy of the final version of the Windows 8 Enterprise has already escaped from the cage and is now taking rounds in the sharing sites.
Though the leak is completely unofficial and nobody is sure about what exactly are the contents of the leaked OS, adventurous guys, who have given it a try, promise that the package is solid and full.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has issued a detailed release schedule for the new platform yesterday, according to which, the first limited roll out will start on August 15, when developers with an MSDN subscription can download the full version of the platform.
Software testers at IT firms also can do the same on that day through their TechNet subscription.
The next day, customers who have the existing Microsoft Software Assurance for Windows will be able to get the Enterprise edition of Windows 8 through the Volume License Service Center (VLSC). On the same day, it will be available for Microsoft Partner Network members also.
According to Microsoft’s schedule, Microsoft Action Pack Providers (MAPS) will receive access to Windows 8 on August 20th. Volume License Customers without Software Assurance will have to wait till September 1st to get it Microsoft Volume License Resellers.