The Building Windows 8 Twitter account is becoming a feast of news about Windows 8 and its development path.

According to a tweet from the account about 45 minutes ago Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky, speaking to a crowd of about 2,000 in Japan for Windows 8 Dev Days, announced the Release Preview will be available in the first week of June.


Just five weeks to go and this Release Preview will be available just 12 weeks after the Consumer Preview. 

Are you surprised by the announcement?