Ballmer confirms Windows 8 launch for October

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed to resellers at the vendor's Worldwide Partner Conference that Windows 8 will be launched in October

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, has confirmed that Windows 8 will start shipping in October and resellers are delivering more revenue for the vendor.

Steve BallmerSpeaking at the vendor's worldwide partner conference Ballmer said that $690bn revenue came via partners, an increase of 13% compared to last year.

In addition he revealed that the number of resellers selling cloud was growing at a rate of 10% a month, around 1,000 partners.

But the headlines will be taken by the confirmation of the launch of Windows 8 with Ballmer claiming that it will be a significant launch for the channel.

"Windows 8 is simply the biggest deal of your company in 17 years," he added "It's a huge opportunity, a huge opportunity for our partners."

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