I had some folks I know telling me MS wasn’t going to release Win8 in 2012. Everything I have seen though form public to ms partner materials has strongly hinted at 2012 for the next windows stack..server 8 windows8. Most likely office 2012 as well. Right from the MS CEO:
so what do you do if you are on anything form xp on up? wait to upgrade until windows 8 comes out…or for my clients wait for me to test the betas and give you an idea of the hardware requirements…which i will do as soon as the partners betas get released.
Microsoft’s Ballmer says next-gen Windows systems due in 2012 | ZDNet.