Today Microsoft announced that the final build of Visual Studio 2012 has been completed. The final bits will be available for download from MSDN and “elsewhere” on August 15th. The official launch will be on September 12th via an on-line event. You can find out more about the launch event here: http://www.visualstudiolaunch.com/
Also from Microsoft, today they announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 8. Windows 8 will be generally available on new machines as well as on-line on October 26th. For more information about Windows 8 visit the Building Windows 8 blog.