When it rains, it pours, and that axiom looks to hold true with the flood of new Microsoft products coming out over the next few months. Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg: many of Microsoft’s most-used apps are getting refreshes of their own during the same basic time frame.
Aside from recently stating that Windows 8 and Windows RT will start officially bringing the Metro interface to desktops, notebooks and tablets across the world on October 26, Microsoft has kept remarkably mum as far as actual release dates for its products go. However ZDNet Microsoft maven Mary Jo Foley claims that one of her trusted sources has come clean with the target launch dates for many of Microsoft’s flagship products.
Foley cautions that this information comes from a single source, so you’ll want to take it with a pinch of salt — but it’s obviously a single source she trusts. The dates also line up with the rumored launch windows that have been swirling around the web.