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Windows® 8 availability
Steven Sinofsky of Microsoft, announced that Windows® 8 would be available as both an upgrade and as a new installation on October 26th, 2012. This information was released at the Microsoft® annual sales meeting and is expected to mark an increase in Microsoft® users due to enhanced modern touchscreen and cloud capabilities.
Microsoft Chief Financial Officer, Tami Reller, confirmed that Windows® 8 would officially be available in October and is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August. Enterprise customers with Software Assurance benefits will be given complete access to Windows® 8 bits in August. She also confirmed that RTM would also be when the commerce platform would be turned on so that developers could start earning money for their apps.
It was also announced that a new milestone for Windows® 7 was attained with more than 630 million licenses are being sold and more than 50 percent of enterprise desktops running on Windows® 7. This achievement cements Microsoft® as the company with the best selling operating system in history.