Microsoft have released a detailed guide to the new and improved features in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

In the document, they talk about AppLocker, BitLocker, Windows To Go, measured boot, Client Hyper-V.

From the download page:

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Business provides a detailed look at the many new and improved features in Windows 8. The guide is designed as an accurate source of information that can help businesses understand how Windows 8 enables users to be ready and productive practically anywhere, allows for a personalized user experience, and provides IT with more secure, easy-to-manage intelligent infrastructure.

It’s begun.

You can download the document (Windows-8-Consumer-Preview-Product-Guide-For-Business.pdf 555 KB) here

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Indra Nawawi Daeng Parani

    Dear Onuora,

    What a nice decision taken by Microsoft to release Product Guide for Business in Windows 8 Consumer Preview. As we all know the business in our community grow faster and faster each day and without the guide, it will soon come to an end with a fast double declining speed that can cripple and jeopardize the economy. The business records is the most essential part in todays world, starting from a single event till the making of the Financial Statesments should show an unqualified opinion to the public interest with the best accuracy data shown by the computers. Our ability to use manual records have far forgotten and was defeated by our own creations, we’re now in the world of man made machines era known as computer, where most of the records are written roboticly in the modern society. Now Windows 8 gave us a good bargain showing more of the problem that we all have by introducing a good business for individuals as well as for big companies. I hope this will be usefull to us for future use. Thank you.

  • Ve2xy

    I downloaded the Windows 8 Beta French Version this morning and burned to a DVD, the installation goes along well until it asks for a registration key !!!
    Is that problem also showing up in the other languages ???

  • Lee Geraghty

    I downloaded W8 web installer, tried to put it on to an usb flash drive, as it offered usb or iso for W8 going onto a different partition and it fried it. 4GB Flash drive into the bin lol, so I ended up making the ISO and installing from there. I have a dual boot machine and I was a little worried how it would go with 3 other OS’s on it, 2 W7’s and a Linux. no problems, W8 came up with it’s own boot loader, but I did not like the the graphics of the loader. bright blue, full screen with large icons even a blind person would see from across the road, oh and mouse selecting. I clicked on W8 icon and the machine rebooted, hmm was my first thought, but she fired up again in to W8, the reboot happens every time no matter what OS you pick from the W8 loader, not a very fast was to fire up a machine. I must say I have now removed W8, why, well I did not like the look, did not find it very user friendly and hated the fact the it always wanted to send me to the app store or nagged me for a Microsoft log in all the time. I choose a local log in setup because I did not want to do the app store stuff till I was ready, but the nagging of the OS made me say “stuff it” and I ripped it out. I had to install my graphics drivers manually because the Microsoft drivers were not to good with my high end cards, sound set up was screwy too. 7.1 sound, put in drivers and had to manually set up the wireless headset. The OS behind or under the pretty big colorful START page is nothing, Looks like a dumbed down version of W7. I am sorry to say this, but W8 has both thumbs down from me. Will not be upgrading to that, will not be recommending it to any one. If this is the future of the Microsoft OS’s then Linux has a new follower.

  • Evas53

    Maybe Win 8 is OK for phones and other but not for PC’s.  I installed today and I install win 7 a lot but win8 didn’t give me an opportunity to chose which drive to use  so it over wrote my Win 7, lucky it had an image