Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released
If you hadn’t heard, Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released this morning (you can get it at http://preview.windows.com/). So far I have installed it on both the Build Developer Tablet and in a Virtual Machine (VMware Player) and both installs were relatively quick and painless.
So far it seems stable (5 hours in LOL). It seems to be coming together fairly nicely. Once I have had some time to work with it a bit, I’ll post something a bit more substantial. For now here is some screen shots.
The Lock Screen
The Start Screen
Notice you can now choose from a few color schemes and texture patterns for the Start Screen. Also you can now group items.
The App Store
Solitaire (of course)
Visual Studio 11 Beta on Windows 8
Microsoft also released the Beta version of Visual Studio 11 this morning. Here’s a quick shot of the new Dark Theme.
You can download the Visual Studio 11 Beta from http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us