Along with the announcement that Windows 8.1 will be available for purchase in DVD form, containing Windows 8 and the Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft has also announced the availability of Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM. Those with a TechNet or MSDN subscription can now download the Enterprise RTM.
"Beginning today, TechNet and MSDN subscribers will now have access to Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM. This also includes access for Volume License (VL) customers with an active Software Assurance (SA) agreement, as you receive a TechNet subscription as part of SA," Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Microsoft recently changed its mind when it came to offering Windows 8.1 to developers via MSDN and TechNet. Now, Microsoft clearly mentions offering developers and businesses the chance to continue testing the latest version of the operating system in preparation of the general availability set for October 17th.
Microsoft has also unveiled a product comparison guide so you can compare the different editions of Windows 8.1. This includes Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise. You can check out that chart here.
"For all devices currently running Windows 8 and for those of you who are testing Windows 8.1, use Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM as another opportunity to evaluate the operating system so you can start your official migration when Windows 8.1 Enterprise GA becomes available on October 18," Microsoft added.