Windows 8 Consumer Preview

29 02 2012

February 29th 2012

Microsoft today kicked off the launch of its Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Windows head kicked off the event and he revealed that Microsoft has made over 100,000 major code changes to Windows 8 since the Developer Preview was released in September 2011.

Learn more about Windows 8 Consumer Preview here.

Download and test drive Windows 7 Consumer Preview at this link.


See what’s new

Swipe, slide, and zoom

Touch a full-powered PC. It’s fast and it’s fluid. Take natural, direct, hands-on control.

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  • Apps, front and center

    Apps in Windows 8 work together to get things done faster. Get them from the Windows Store.

    • More
    • Your Windows, everywhere

      Windows 8 can connect you to your files, photos, people, and settings, wherever you sign in.

Wall-to-wall web

Internet Explorer 10 Consumer Preview brings you immersive web browsing on screens big and small.

The familiar, made better

Still devoted to your mouse and keyboard? Windows 8 makes the tried-and-true feel brand new.

The Windows Experience Blog

Read this Windows Experience Blog entry for some tips on getting started with Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Behind the scenes

Meet the engineering team

Check out a short video for an informal look at Windows 8 from one of the teams that built it.

Building Windows 8

Get the latest news and the inside scoop on the development process from the Windows 8 engineering team blog.

The product guide

Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for more in-depth, detailed info on this release.







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