First look at Windows 8

Microsoft has unveiled a preview beta of Windows 8

Steven Sinofsky, president of Windows and Windows Live, and Michael Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware & PC Ecosystem, [[artnid:400762|demonstrate how Windows 8 works across a spectrum of devices|new]] during the keynote address at the BUILD conference in Anaheim, California.

Steven Sinofsky, president of Windows and Windows Live, and Michael Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware & PC Ecosystem, [[artnid:400762|demonstrate how Windows 8 works across a spectrum of devices|new]] during the keynote address at the BUILD conference in Anaheim, California.

Microsoft has unveiled a preview beta of Windows 8. CIO Australia has compiled related articles following the announcement.

Microsoft launches Windows 8 preview

Microsoft will post the first developer preview beta of Windows 8 late on Tuesday, the company announced as it showed off the new OS running on a Samsung tablet.

Microsoft woos developers with Windows 8 demonstration

Microsoft took the wraps off Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 on Tuesday, revealing a dramatically different Windows for both users and application developers.

Microsoft opens Windows 8 preview to all

Taking a different tack than it did three years ago, Microsoft has made a preview of Windows 8 available to anyone who takes the time to download it.

Windows 8 steps beyond the desktop

On the Windows computer of the future, live tiles will replace icons, touch-based gestures will replace mouse clicks and semantic zooming will replace the arduous traversal through nested menus and folders.

Windows 8 features for laptop users

Microsoft showed off many tablet-centric features from its radical redesign of Windows 8 at its BUILD developers' conference on Thursday, but still promised to support desktop and laptop users who own interact with their computers using traditional keyboards and mice.

Windows 8: What it's really all about

Now we know. Microsoft's president for Windows, Steven Sinofsky, today revealed a "reimagined" Windows, which boasts a very different, tile-based user interface called Metro based on Windows Phone that is touch-savvy, runs on ARM processors as well as Intel x86 chips, and yet will also work on traditional keyboard-and-mouse PCs and run anything that runs on Windows 7.

Windows 8 also has tools for power users

Microsoft has spent so much time at the BUILD conference this week talking about how Windows 8 will operate like a tablet OS that you might feel left out if you plan to continue working on a desktop or laptop. But whether you're an IT manager, PC enthusiast, or professional just trying to get some work done, Windows 8 will have enough new features to make it worth your interest.

Microsoft leaves Windows 8 questions unanswered, say experts

Today's long-awaited look at Windows 8 has left analysts almost as perplexed as they were before Microsoft's top Windows executive walked onto a California stage. But if Microsoft was hoping to generate excitement about the upgrade, it succeeded, if only because of the fast-paced presentation by Steven Sinofsky, the president of the Windows group.

Intel to show tablets, ultrabooks running Windows 8

Intel plans to show Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 on tablets based on new Atom processors, and on ultrabooks, at both the Intel Developer Forum and Microsoft's BUILD conference this week, according to a source familiar with Intel's plans.

Windows 8: Way Too Early for the Hype

Windows 8 is an impressive move for Microsoft, but with its launch a year away it seems awfully early to be talking it up.

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