Those rumors about the Windows 9 Technical Preview's impending release might just be true. As ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reports, Microsoft has invited journalists to a Windows-related event on September 30. The invites read simply, "Join us to hear what's next for Windows and the enterprise."
There's not much else to go on, but this development lends weight to earlier rumors. Last month, The Verge quoted sources who were expecting a September 30 reveal for Windows 9—and a simultaneous or near-simultaneous release of the Technical Preview. ZDNet's Foley, too, foretold of a late September or early October release for the preview build.
The September 30 event's enterprise theme casts doubt over whether the Technical Preview will be available to all. However, Foley wrote last month, "One of my contacts who has provided accurate information on Windows in the past said the Threshold tech preview will be public and available to all those interested."
So, yeah. Set your calendars and prime your virtual machines, folks. There's a good chance we'll get to tinker with that new Start menu and Windows 9's other goodies very soon. (Thanks to TR reader SH SOTN for the link.)