See this is the problem with Softpedia. They are absolute crap.
Here is the exact quote from the Microsoft employee: "In a couple of months we're going to move in what we call the Release Candidate. That's the next iteration, it's a little bit more stable, less bugs in there. And then at some point in the next six to 12 months potentially, if all things considered equal, and we're happy with the product, we'll look to releasing it into the market for mainstream consumption, both for consumers and for businesses."
In other words, nothing new.