Wow! There’s a lot going on Microsoft, and it’s tough for me to keep up. Thought that I throw a few of these out there.
Windows 8 Release Preview
On May 31st, Microsoft made available the Windows 8 “Release Preview”, including updates to the tools and a new Windows Store. You can continue to get the latest at http://dev.windows.com and http://design.windows.com. Now, we’re on the home stretch towards RTM and GA. And we’re looking for more app’s to put into the store before launch – so if you got an idea, we’ve got a program to help get you there (just ping me).
Here are some links to more info about this release:
- Press Release: Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 8 Release Preview
- From the Building Windows 8 blog, Delivering the Windows 8 Release Preview
- From the Windows 8 app developer blog, What’s changed for app developer since the Consumer Preview
- Lots of good stuff to note, even if it’s your first look at our API
- From the Windows Store for Developers blog, Windows Store for Release Preview
- check out pointers to policy issues, announcements around desktop applications, and a few big name app additions in the store
- From the Windows Experience Blog, The Windows 8 RP & Windows Upgrade Offer
- From the Windows for your Business blog, What business will want to know about the Windows 8 Release Preview
- RP enterprise readiness, the path to Windows 8, looking forward to TechEd
- Don’t forget to get the Release Preview samples
E3 and Xbox
- Windows 8 hardware shown at this show in Asia