Friday, July 20, 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview

At Japan's Developers Day conference, Steven Sinofsky announced that the Windows 8 Release Preview (build 8400) would be released during the first week of June. On May 28, 2012, the Windows 8 Release Preview (Standard Simplified Chinese x64 edition, not China-specific version, build 8400) was leaked online on various Chinese and BitTorrent websites. On May 31, 2012, Windows 8 Release Preview was released to the public by Microsoft.

The major inclusions in Release Preview is the support of a Flash plugin in Metro Style Internet Explorer 10 Application and three new Metro-style applications: Sports, Travel, and News. Unlike the Developer Preview and the Consumer Preview, the release preview is set to expire on January 16, 2013, 1 day later than usual.