It has been said by Microsoft officials that on October 25th Microsoft will be launching its new Windows 8 operating system. There is no specifics on the launch party as of yet other than it will be held in New York City. There is also talk of a store for Microsoft opening in Manhattan this fall. Microsoft will be launching not only Windows 8 but the Surface RT tablets on October 26th. Just a day after the launch of the OS. Microsoft seems to enjoy making a splash in New York City as they have had launch parties for Windows XP, Vista and 7 all in New York City.