A new build for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system could be released to developers as early as next week if a Twitter message from a previously reliable source has its facts straight. The Twitter page for "@MSFTtm" claims that Microsoft will release a Community Technical Preview (or CTP for short) for Windows 8 next week at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference. The conference is scheduled to be held on July 11-14.
While there's no concrete proof that Microsoft will indeed release a CTP build of Windows 8 next week, it's a pretty safe bet that Microsoft will be discussing at least some aspects of Windows 8 at the Worldwide Partner Conference. WinRumors.com reports via unnamed sources that the conference will have "substantially" more info about the next version of the operating system. Microsoft might also release a new Building Windows 8 video. The first such video was released on June 1 that showed off the operating system's user interface.
There are also rumors that Microsoft will release a full fledged beta version of Windows 8 in the next couple of months. That is supposed to happen during the company's BUILD developer conference that will be held in September. Windows 8 is slated to be released in its final form sometime in 2012 and will run not just on PCs but also on tablets and other devices. While Intel and AMD based processors will still be supported Windows 8 will also run on but chips based on designs from the ARM company as well.