Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview aka Windows 8 Beta. The beta is available publicly to everyone and can be downloaded free at This latest new version of the re-imagined Windows introduces new features and several free apps to try, available at Windows Store. MS has also made available ‘Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide’ for Business and Developers to get more in-depth and detailed info on this release.

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Developers is a 34-page comprehensive PDF guide targeted at developers. The guide describes the various aspects of Windows 8, discusses its most prominent features, design, metro-style apps, touch capabilities, performance, development and building apps, powerful tools and resources, compatibility, and the layout and potential of Windows Store.

Table of Contents –

Windows reimagined        

  • All the apps you want               
  • Windows Store               
  • Windows 8 is cloud-connected             
  • Windows on a wide range of hardware          
  • Internet Explorer – reimagined for Windows 8          
  • Windows 8 for business              
  • Built on a solid foundation         

Developing for Windows 8

  • Apps take center stage             
  • Build apps using what you know            
  • Broad reach, flexibility, and transparency of the Windows Store

Download Here (6.43 MB, PDF)

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Business

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Business provides a detailed look at the many new and improved features in Windows 8. The guide is designed as an accurate source of information that can help businesses understand how Windows 8 enables users to be ready and productive practically anywhere, allows for a personalized user experience, and provides IT with more secure, easy-to-manage intelligent infrastructure.

Table of Contents –

  • Innovative user interface
  • Line-of-business app development
  • Start screen
  • Touch-first experience
  • Choice in form factors
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • New possibilities for mobile productivity
  • Work in a branch office
  • Enhanced end-to-end security features
  • Unified management across devices
  • Summary

Download Here (613 KB, PDF)


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor of WebTrickz. He is a Tech enthusiast and an Internet freak who loves to try out new gadgets and smartphones. You will usually find him sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

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