Windows 8 Consumer Preview Coming at End of February
Microsoft announced Wednesday that its "Consumer Preview" of Windows 8 will arrive Feb. 29. The preview will be launched that day at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
CEO Steve Ballmer said multiple times during his keynote at International CES last month that the unspecified "next chapter" of the Windows 8 launch was scheduled for February.
Microsoft has not announced a specific timetable for the Windows 8 launch itself.