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Windows 8 Final RTM Bits Now Available for Download

TechNet, MSDN and VL subscribers get early access to Windows 8 for planning

Today, we've reached an exciting milestone that allows you to download and begin installing the final RTM releases of Windows 8 in your shops!  As of today, August 15th, the Windows 8 final RTM (released to manufacturing) installation bits are now available for download to TechNet and MSDN subscribers via the Subscriber Downloads center.

Don't Have a TechNet or MSDN Subscription?

That's OK!  You can still download a full evaluation copy of Windows 8 from the MSDN Evaluation Center - perfect for lab testing and learning about these latest Windows versions.

Don't Have a Lab Environment?

That's OK too!  You can leverage the Windows 8 Virtual LabFest Kit to install Windows 8 in a dual-boot Boot-from-VHD configuration.  Get the full details on how you can leverage this for FREE --> HERE.

Watch this Space!

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HTH,

Keith

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Keith Mayer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 17 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT professionals worldwide on the design and implementation of enterprise technology solutions.

Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.

Keith is the author of the IT Pros ROCK! Blog on Microsoft TechNet, voted as one of the Top 50 "Must Read" IT Blogs.

Keith also manages the Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge - a FREE online study group for IT Pros interested in studying and preparing for certification on Windows Server 2012. Join us and become the next "Early Expert"!

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