Microsoft Surface, the company's highly anticipated in-house tablet that is probably the future of computing, will arrive October 26.

The date, revealed by Microsoft in a recent SEC filing, is also when Windows 8 will be released to the public.

β€œThe next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012,” Microsoft said in the report. β€œAt that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices.”

Microsoft has said Surface will only be sold online and at brick-and-mortar Microsoft Stores across the country.

[via AllThingsD]