Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview ISO to be released "in the coming weeks"

On Thursday, Microsoft released the ISO file for the Windows 8.1 preview version, one day after the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 was released via the Windows Store. But what about large companies who currently have the Windows 8 Enterprise SKU installed on their PCs? As it turns out, Microsoft is recommending they wait for a little while longer to check out Windows 8.1.

In a post on the Microsoft Springboard Series blog, it lists what businesses should do if they want to evaluate the preview version of Windows 8.1. For the companies that are currently running Windows 8 Enterprise on their PCs, Microsoft says:

Wait for the availability of the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview ISO, which should be available in the coming weeks. Watch for an announcement on this blog when it is available.

It also mentions that for businesses that are running versions of Windows older than Windows 8 should download the current Windows 8.1 ISO preview files for evaluation, adding, "Use this with MDT 2013 or System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 to refresh existing computers, or burn to a DVD or copy to a USB key for simple installation."

Naturally we will post a link to the download page from Microsoft when the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview ISO files are released. The final version of Windows 8.1 should be released sometime later this year.

Thanks to FaiKee for the tip!

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