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Windows 8 RTM lands on TechNet/MSDN : Download Now

Even though we all knew this coming, it sure didn't make the time pass any faster. After being announced earlier this month, Microsoft has made good on its promise to and posted Windows 8 RTM to TechNet and MSDN. If you have access, you can head over to the respective portal and start your download to get your hands on Microsoft's latest platform.

Also as a reminder, Microsoft changed their EULA in July this year which quite drastically reduced the number of product keys that can be requested:

Beginning in mid-March 2012, subscribers to TechNet Subscriptions (excluding TechNet Standard which are entitled to 2 keys per product) may access a maximum allocation of three (3) product keys for Microsoft Office and Windows Client products in connection with their subscription. The allotted keys may only be used for software evaluation purposes. Once the maximum keys have been activated, no more keys will be made available. Additional product keys may be acquired through the purchase of an additional subscription. Thanks Warwagon

Once again, here is the release timeline for Windows 8:

  • August 15th: Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions.
  • August 15th: IT professionals testing Windows 8 in organizations will be able to access the final version of Windows 8 through your TechNet subscriptions.
  • August 16th: Customers with existing Microsoft Software Assurance for Windows will be able to download Windows 8 Enterprise edition through the Volume License Service Center (VLSC), allowing you to test, pilot and begin adopting Windows 8 Enterprise within your organization.
  • August 16th: Microsoft Partner Network members will have access to Windows 8.
  • August 20th: Microsoft Action Pack Providers (MAPS) receive access to Windows 8.
  • September 1st: Volume License customers without Software Assurance will be able to purchase Windows 8 through Microsoft Volume License Resellers.

Once you are up and running, if you find yourself with a few questions, head on over to our forums to ask around, they won't bite.

Download Windows 8: MSDN | TechNet

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