Tag: Windows 8 Developer Preview

Start your engines. The Windows 8 Developer Preview is now available for download. Here’s the URL http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/

Toward the end of the BUILD keynote on day 2, Steven Sinofsky notified the world that they would be releasing the Windows 8 Developer Preview tonight. I took a picture of the slide from the audience and you can see the picture below.. You can get it from the following link http://dev.windows.com/ It will be available...

In a new blog post on the Windows 8 development blog, Microsoft have confirmed that Windows Media Center will be included in Windows 8 but with a few caveats. Some choice quotes: While not a central topic of feedback, I received about 50 emails about Media Center. I want to reassure customers that Media Center will...

I swear, Microsoft are keeping the good stuff coming. A new Windows 8 article and video have been released showing how Windows 8 will handle ISO and VHD files. Some relevant quotes: So how does this work in Windows 8? It’s quite simple – just “mount” the ISO file (you can select mount from the enhanced Explorer ribbon...

Microsoft have released a new video and this time they are talking about upcoming changes being made to the Windows Explorer functionality… They set out some new goals for this version of Explorer: Optimize Explorer for file management tasks. Return Explorer to its roots as an efficient file manager and expose some...

Microsoft just released a new video where they go over in detail all the new changes to the Windows Explorer. While I’ll get to that later, there was something pretty interesting in the video. The presenter reveals his desktop during a video (see below) and we can see that the build in use is...

So I was one of the first to wonder if Microsoft would give out Windows 8 tablets at the BUILD conference. Tom Warren (from Winrumors) is confirming that Microsoft WILL give out Windows 8 tablets at the conference. Quote: WinRumors understands that Microsoft is currently preparing to supply all BUILD attendees with an...

At this week’s Tech Ed New Zealand show, Microsoft officials showed off some new devices. One in particular has raised interest levels — an unnamed quad-core Windows slate. unnamed quad-core Windows 8 slate – 2 Could Microsoft be planning to give this away at the upcoming Build conference? Alan Burchill, an IT...

Just received an interesting tweet from the BuildWindows twitter account. It says: Folks asking about getting pre-release bits…we promise it will be easy and not a secret. This is good news for a couple of reasons. First, it means that Microsoft have heard the screaming demand for beta/prerelease versions of Windows 8....

So there has been a lot of speculation about Microsoft giving out a software preview of Windows 8 at or around the BUILD conference. Fair enough. Most of the speculation has been about when will the demo software be released and what version will it be.. Windows 8 Beta Windows 8 Community Technical Preview Windows 8...