Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:24 UTC

Starting today, we will extend availability of our current Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM builds to the developer and IT professional communities via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. The Windows 8.1 RTM Enterprise edition will be available through MSDN and TechNet for businesses later this month.

Developers had been asking for this.

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lets make the situation worse
by REM2000 on Tue 10th Sep 2013 08:35 UTC
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I never understood the rationale, the core people you want to keep on side would be the developers, so why postpone access to Win8.1!? surely anyone with any sense would make sure the dev's would get early access if anything so they can test their apps and make sure everything is going to be smooth.

If you want companies to roll out win8.1 then technet is Microsoft's best bet! (don't get me started on the absolutely stupid idea of cancelling technet and stopping me and others like me from trying software configs for live installs, absolutely bonkers).

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