Windows 8 Consumer Preview released for tablets and PC

Windows 8 Consumer Preview released for tablets and PC

“Microsoft today announced that it has reached the next step in bringing Windows 8 to launch with the Consumer Preview offering a tantalising glimpse

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available as a download for PC for those who are running Windows 7. The consumer preview gives users a taster of what’s to come on Microsoft’s next-gen operating system.

Alongside the launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was the announcement of a few new features that will be coming to the operating system.

First up is the launch of the Windows Store, a dedicated store for finding apps that can be used with Windows 8 and the Metro UI, this includes some that were previewed today including a WordPress app.

There will also be seamless cloud synchronisation between devices using Windows 8, for those people with a Windows Phone handset using SkyDrive will apparently become much easier.

Of course it wouldn’t be Windows without Internet Explorer, and sure enough along with the Consumer Preview is there is a platform preview of Internet Explorer 10.”

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