Windows 8 RTM is available for developers


Windows 8 RTM is available for developers and new developer content based upon RTM is now available in the Windows Dev Center: http://dev.windows.com.

The Windows 8 RTM is available for developers blog details how to get a 90 day evaluation version of Windows 8 RTM if you’re not part of TechNet, MSDN or DreamSpark Premium for institutional administrators.

The Windows Dev Center, now contains brand new overviews and migration guides for apps built on RP as well as..

  • Developer downloads – This single page gives access to all of the downloads you need to build apps, including Windows 8 RTM, Visual Studio Express 2012, design assets, code samples, and additional SDKs and tools.
  • Design resources – All Windows 8 design resources are located at design.windows.com. See case studies, category guidance, and get a new downloadable version of the UX guidelines for Windows 8 apps.
  • Developer content – The ‘Docs’ section of the Windows Dev Center is updated for RTM including more detailed API docs, new How-to articles, a new section for developing apps with C++ and DirectX, and many more samples.
  • Selling content – Find the Windows Store markets, how to price apps, and the latest versions of the Windows Store Agreements including the App Certification Requirements.
  • Community content – Access to developer forums, blogs, Dev Camps, and local event listings

The Windows engineering and Windows Store teams are blogging regularly at the following sites

Comments (6)

  1. Damn it says:

    Still not on DreamSpark Premium yet.

  2. Lee Stott says:

    Hi thanks for the comments

    Institution Admins can now get access to Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 from the DreamSpark Admin/MSDN subscriber portal.

    This will allow them to start planning and preparing to install Windows 8 and Visual Studio on institutional labs over the summer vacation period in preparation for the next academic year.

    In terms of general availability to students via dreamspark.com and ELMS DreamSpark Premium. This will be made available around 25th of August and no later than end of month.

    Students who are NOT presently at a institution or simply on summer vacation can download and install a 90 day evaluation version from http://dev.windows.com

  3. :( says:

    Waiting all evening already, still not on DreamSpark Premium yet!

  4. Milo says:

    @leescott so for students release will be 25august?

  5. Lee Stott says:

    Hi Milo

    In terms of general availability to students via dreamspark.com and ELMS DreamSpark Premium. This will be made available as soon as the installation packages and license keys have been created which is expected to be around the 25th of August.

  6. Earlier says:

    Wow, so I have been waiting 4 hours for nothing, why couldn't you mention that earlier, that blogpost is totally misleading. Thanks…