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Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 Availability

- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • System Center 2012 R2
  • Windows 8.1
  • The newest version of Windows Intune

Some notes:

  • The price list will be updated on November 1st for new purchases.
  • Existing customers with download rights will gain access to the media on October 18th
  • Windows Server and System Center will be on TechNet and MSDN on the same date.  There is no news on Windows 8.1 yet.
  • Windows 8.1 will be a free update for Windows 8 customers, available on the Windows Store at around midday on October 17th (midnight October 18th New Zealand time).
  • This means there is no economic reason to wait for 8.1.
  • October 18th is when new devices supplied with Windows 8.1 will be generally available.
  • Nothing has been announced yet, but existing Windows Intune customers may not see the new version for a few months.
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