It has been a busy Windows 10 weekend for Microsoft.
Everything began late Friday afternoon when Windows Insiders received build 10130 of Windows 10.
On Saturday Newegg let slip OEM pricing for Windows 10 Home OEM and Windows 10 Professional OEM and also included an availability date of 31 August 2015.
Then yesterday Microsoft started offering Windows 7 and 8.1 users an opportunity to reserve their free copy of Windows 10.
Now, early Monday morning - East Coast time anyway and certainly West Coast time where Microsoft is headquartered, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be available worldwide on 29 July 2015.
From right now that is just:
8 weeks and 3 days
Remember this release will only be for PC's and tablets as the Windows 10 Mobile development cycle is significantly behind its desktop counterpart. That should be glaringly obvious as you compare the number of desktop releases to Insiders compared to mobile updates. Windows 10 Mobile, while it does not yet have an availability date, is expected this fall.
This is not an RTM date either - this appears to be General Availability as they state in the announcement blog post that the upgrade downloads will be available for Windows 7 and 8.1 users and the new OS will be on retailer shelves in new PC's on 29 July.
This week the big computer show COMPUTEX 2015 has kicked off in Taiwan so releasing this info makes a lot of sense as OEM's should be announcing their new Windows 10 hardware lineups this week.
Hardware announcements mean availability dates and when it is a new Windows 10 system that would all but give away the date. Microsoft's confirmation of availability simply eliminates any confusion.
With an availability date of 29 July that means Microsoft will have to RTM the gold code of Windows 10 sometime before that which means they have less than 59 days to put the finishing touches on this OS and then get it into the right channels for download.
If you have been testing Windows 10 do you think this is feasible?