Microsoft confirms October 25 launch for Windows 8

Summary:Microsoft officials are now confirming the Windows 8 -- and Surface RT -- launch will be on October 25 in New York City.

It's not a big surprise to readers of this blog, but Microsoft officials confirmed on September 17 that Windows 8 will launch in New York City on October 25 .

Here's the "Save the Date" invitation:


Microsoft is still not sharing the specific venue, time or agenda for the launch. Microsoft officials did share that there will be a Manhattan holiday pop-up store opening this fall , but declined to say whether it would be open in time for the Windows 8 launch.

Microsoft is making Windows 8 -- and Surface RT, its first tablet running the Windows RT on ARM version of the product -- available commercially on October 26 .

New York City has been Microsoft's chosen site for many of its recent Windows launches, including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Anyone out there coming to the New York City launch on October 25? If so, anyone interested in a tweet-up/meet-up? Chime in here, if so.


Topics: Windows, Microsoft, PCs, Tablets


Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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