According to WinBeta, who have sources close to the matter, Windows 8 has reached build 8063.0.110804-1922 – which as the date suggests was compiled on August 4, 2011 (last week). While this build is still in the Milestone 3 (M3) stage, it is rapidly approaching the beta stage which could see select groups of people outside Microsoft access to the early builds of Windows 8.
This build has not been leaked and no information about any of the features contained within the build has been released. The last build to leak to the public was build 7989 back in June, and since then new information surrounding Windows 8 has been scarce; it was rumoured that two Microsoft employees were terminated over the Windows 8 leaks.
Microsoft now will be gearing up for their BUILD developer conference where they plan to show “that Windows 8 changes everything.” It is not confirmed what exactly Microsoft will show off in regards to Windows 8, but it will most likely be more than what they showed off at Computex in June, where they revealed the tiled user interface that will be used for Windows 8 tablets.
The BUILD conference, scheduled for between September 13 and 16 in Anaheim, California, has already sold out due to the massive hype surrounding Windows 8. Luckily, Neowin will be in attendance to provide news straight out of the conference for all those unable to attend.