Oh you just know when RTM is nearby. Documents that don’t talk about beta or release candidate start to trickle out. Overnight I saw a Windows Server 2012/Windows 8 Branch Cache Deployment guide. And just now, Jose Barreto tweeted about a new version of the Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012 document. Can you smell it? The flavour of RTM is in the air, and it’s good!
BTW, MSFT did say first week of August, and that is next week. But Mary Jo Foley did warn us to watch out for under-promise and over-deliver, i.e. an early RTM. Let’s hope there are know showstopper bugs logged.