A new report reveals the release dates for a few of Microsoft's upcoming products, such as Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio 2012, and Office 2013. The release dates for these three products come just in time as Microsoft recently revealed the release date for Windows 8, the company's next operating system.
According to the report, Windows Phone 8 will hit Release to Manufacturing (RTM) in September of this year, with general availability in November for the first devices. Visual Studio 2012 will hit RTM in August and general availability in September. Office 2013, the company's touch-friendly office productivity suite, will hit RTM in November and general availability in February of 2013. Microsoft recently announced that Windows 8 would be released on October 26th, 2012. The development of Windows 8 was right on track and Windows 8 should reach RTM in August. Windows 8 will also hit general availability by the end of October.
Now, the release dates for Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio 2012, and Office 2013 have yet to be officially confirmed by Microsoft, so keep these "whisper dates" as a "credible" rumor for now.