Earlier today, Microsoft announced that Windows 8 had hit RTM, which means the company is finished with the OS, and that they are ready to send it of to OEMs. This also means it’s ready for developers, starting from the 15th you can get your hands on it!
Above is the complete list of all the dates that developers need to know so they can prepare for Windows 8. If you have access or a subscription to any of the services above, you will gain access to Windows 8 on those dates.
“Please note: if a program you are in is not mentioned, please be patient as dates for Windows 8 RTM code availability for other programs will be communicated when the information becomes available. ” States the Windows Team Blog.Microsoft, Windows 8