In my last blog, I mentioned that as we progress towards releasing the next version of Windows, many of the details are getting decided and communicated.  Last week we announced our official product name (“Windows Server 2012”) and that the final product will be delivered this year.  Yesterday Steven Sinofsky delivered the keynote at “Windows Developer Days” in Tokyo, Japan where he announced that the Windows 8 Release Preview will be publicly available in the first week of June 2012. You can see the official MSFTNews tweet at:!/MSFTnews/statuses/194831068422094848 .  We plan to deliver a release candidate of Windows Server 2012 in the same timeframe. 

–Cheers!  Jeffrey