Windows 8 Developer Preview Available to All
Microsoft kicked off their Build conference today with a keynote hosted by Steven Sinofsky. Sinofsky showed off a whole lot of Windows 8: apps, hardware, APIs, you name it. If you are interested in watching it yourself, the on-demand stream should be available soon at http://www.buildwindows.com/.
Being a developer conference, it was widely assumed that Microsoft would be handing out a developer preview at the conference, but it was also widely assumed that Microsoft would not be making the developer preview publicly available. As it turns out, Microsoft has decided to invite everyone to the party.
The Windows 8 Developer Preview will be made publicly available starting at 8:00pm Pacific Time (03:00 GMT, 9/14/2011). You can download your ISOs at http://dev.windows.com.
Now I know that this version does not include Media Center, but I am sure that many of you are like me and just generally looking forward to trying out the new bits. Do keep in mind that this is a developer preview. It will have bugs, it will break, and you are pretty much on your own with it.
In other words: Have Fun!