The Release Preview for Windows 8 is expected to arrive today, after a Microsoft blog post leaked the date.
The new blog - on the subject of Windows 8 hardware - is still live, but the post promising downloads for the Release Preview would be available today has disappeared, though a screenshot was captured by Neowin.
The release had been expected to arrive this month, with the final version believed to be due in October.
The post, written by corporate vice president for development Chuck Chan, briefly outlined the tools for driver development - the Windows Driver Kit, Windows Hardware Certification Kit and Visual Studio - and promised "new features and improved existing ones" in the Release Preview.
"In addition to providing a modern tool set, we've also been hard at work improving power management and refining the way you provide a great user experience for devices with Metro style device apps," Chan wrote.
A leaked Chinese edition reportedly reveals new apps and the arrival of the updated boot screen, but not the new desktop UI, which isn't set to be fully revealed until the final version.
It's not the first Microsoft blog post about Windows 8 to be pulled; the company yanked one about multiple monitor support before reposting it days later without any changes.
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