Microsoft said that it plans to offer Windows 8 by the end of 2012. It didn't elaborate on what it will include in the OS, but the software giant did say that the release could be a major "risk" for the company as it attempts to build upon the success of Windows 7.
The CIO Insight
It's time to think seriously about deploying Windows 7. This will give you enough lead time to switch to Windows 8 when it's ready for the enterprise.