At last, Microsoft’s latest PC flagship Operating System, the Windows 8, is just around the corner. The hype has had itself building for well over an year now, and Microsoft has been dishing out previews to let consumers and developers know what to expect. First the Developer Preview, then the Consumer Preview, and finally, the Release Preview before the actual release, which will be done on the 26th of this month. But amidst all this, the software manufacturer has also been gearing up for its first full-fledged hardware product, the Surface Tablet. Previously, we only knew that the Surface is going to be released somewhere near the launch of Windows 8. But now, invitations sent out by Microsoft for the launch event highlight the release of the Surface to be just before the release of Windows 8.