Microsoft has already announced it will launch a public preview version of Windows 8.1 on June 26 as part of its BUILD 2013 conference. The preview build will be made available ahead of the final release of Windows 8.1 sometime later this year as part of Microsoft's overall update plan for a range of software products under the umbrella code name "Blue."
But what about Windows Server 2012? Will Microsoft's server version of Windows 8 also get a 'Blue' upgrade this year, along with a free preview launch? Neowin emailed Microsoft to find out if Windows Server 2012 would be joining Windows 8.1 with a public preview version of it own major update. Microsoft responded to our inquires by saying they "have no information to share at this time." However, the statement added, "At TechEd in June Microsoft will be communicating more about what’s next for a range of products and services from the Server and Tools Division."
TechEd North America 2013 is being held in New Orleans this year from June 3-6. Based on Microsoft's statement, it would appear that the company is going to make some announcements as to the launch of the Blue update for Windows Server 2012 at that event, rather than wait for BUILD 2013.
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