If the reports are to be believed, Microsoft is set to launch the Release Preview of Windows 8 in the first week of June, although as some of you guys might recall, it was just yesterday that an alleged Release Preview was leaked in China. Now it looks like Microsoft could very well be launching the Windows 8 Release Preview today thanks to a developer blog which has since been pulled. According to the post, Microsoft had explicitly stated that the Release Preview for Windows 8 would be available today, the 31st of May.

Along with the release, Microsoft is also set to introduce a new device driver development kit and the release candidate version of Microsoft’s developer tools, Visual Studio 2012. These set of tools will include the Windows 8 SDK which developers can use to code desktop and Metro-styled apps. At the time of its posting, the blog post had links to the download of the Windows 8 Release Preview, but given that it has since been pulled, it is unclear at this point as to whether the post and its files will be coming back up later. Either way if you’re interested in getting your hands on the Release Preview, you can check Microsoft’s Developer Blog or check back with us later for more updates.

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