Microsoft’s leaky blog software confirms today is the big day


Via Joe Belfiore we know we can expect the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview “early next week”.

Now, due to Microsoft’s blogging platform, which appears to leak posts which are still unpublished, we can see the first paragraph of Cliff Simpkins’s blog post, announcing the arrival of the software.

He will be saying:

Windows Phone 8.1 now available on Windows Phone Preview for Developers

Cliff Simpkins

Starting today, you can update your personal dev phone(s) to run Windows Phone 8.1 using the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program . Along with the tooling delivered in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC , developers can now get everything they need to start building and testing Windows Phone apps…

on Mon, Apr 14 2014

Unfortunately clicking on the link takes you to a log-in page, but given that the post is dated Monday, the 14th April it is clear we only have a matter of hours to wait.

Thanks Peter for the tip.