Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is being prepared for a release later this month, and Microsoft has just released a major Windows 8 update that will hopefully see its core applications such as Mail and Calendar to keep up with the Joneses at the very minimum – we’re talking about the previous standards set by Apple and Google, of course. Patch Tuesday is no more, and it will now be known as Update Tuesday – at least for the moment. The update to Windows 8 Release to Manufacturing (RTM) will improve the previously solid performance in Windows 8, where this update is made available for all Windows 8 machines the moment they boot up this coming October 26th and afterwards.
A Microsoft executive said, “By developing better test automation and test coverage tools we are happy to say that Windows 8 will be totally up to date for all customers starting at General Availability.”
This is a shift in the way things are done, where Microsoft has released unobtrusive and yet important updates the moment they are hot and ready, instead of biding their time by saving “the best for the last”, proverbially speaking, in the form of service packs. Nipping things in the bud are always the best policy, methinks. How about you? Are you excited about the Windows 8 release yet?