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Microsoft's multimillion-dollar Windows 10 ad and marketing campaign will focus on an "upgrading the world" theme.
Microsoft is in the final phase of preparation ahead of the July 29 launch date for the next big update to its marquee software.
As it prepares for the release of Windows 10, Microsoft will migrate users of its Modern/Windows Store version of Skype for Windows to the Desktop version of the product, starting July 7.
So says Russian leaker Wzor. If that's the case, the consumer version will have to be finalized quickly to accord with Microsoft's promise of a summer release.
On Tuesday, Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 Update available. To continue to get patches, 8.1 users need to move to it soon.
Microsoft pushes the spring update for Windows 8.1 into RTM mode and sends it to PC partners, according to The Verge and Russian leaker Wzor.
Windows 8 RTM software is ready to go out to manufacturers ahead of the October public launch.
Microsoft announced today that its next Windows milestone has been released to manufacturing (RTM), hitting its previously announced "first week of August" schedule.
Microsoft's Windows 8 development is done, and the OS is off to PC makers. Some users will be able to get the final bits within days. Also RTM'd: Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, and IE10.