In case you weren’t following yesterday’s Worldwide Partner Conference announcements over in Toronto yesterday here’s what was announced.

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 will be released to manufacturing (RTM) during the first week of August.  This will be made available to hardware partners at this time.  General availability (GA) will be by the end of October.

If you would like more information on this please take a look on the Windows Team Blog where they share the announcement.

Need to find out more about Windows Server 2012? You can read all about it here.

Need Windows Server 2012 RC Resources? You can get all you need from here.

Need Help? Windows Server 2012 RC Forum is here, or prefer Social Media? Join Windows Server Facebook Group here.

Need to learn more about Windows Server 2012? You can register for the free MVA (Microsoft Virtual Academy) here for online learning courses.

* Did you know that you can try Windows Server 2012 on Windows 8 via Virtualization? Windows 8 now comes with Hyper-V, which originally came with Windows Server 2008 (reference). However, Windows 8 now uses the same new and latest Hyper-V 3.0 that’s found on Windows Server 2012. The latest version of Windows 8 is RP (Release Preview = RC), but even the earlier version, Windows 8 CP (Consumer Preview = Beta), also came with Hyper-V version 3.0. Need more information about Hyper-V on Windows 8? You can find it here. You can get Windows 8 RP ISO (x86 or x64) from here.

WinServ2012Beta on Win8CP via Hyper-V 3

Need Help? Windows 8 Forum is here.