Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide AvailableWindows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide Beschikbaar

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They are waking up in Redmond (or should I say Barcelona?). Microsoft has placed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Business online.

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.

Download it here.Windows-8-clean

Ze worden wakker in Redmond (of moet ik zeggen Barcelona?). Microsoft heeft de Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Business online beschikbaar gesteld.

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.

Download hem hier.

Counting down to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ReleaseAftellen naar de release van de Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows 8 Consumer Preview invite

Today Microsoft has revealed that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be available somewhere on February 29th. The bits will probably become available around or soon after their event at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) which will be held in Barcelona from February 27th till March 1st.

In the right sidebar I placed a countdown timer, so you can see exactly how much longer you have to wait…Windows 8 Consumer Preview invite

Vandaag heeft Microsoft bekend gemaakt dat de Windows 8 Consumer Preview ergens op 29 februari aanstaande te downloaden zal zijn. De bits zullen waarschijnlijk beschikbaar komen ergens rond of vlak de sessie van Microsoft op het Mobile World Congress (MWC) welke plaats vind in Barcelona van 27 februari tot 1 maart 2012.

Aan de rechterkant heb ik een countdown teller geplaatst…zo weet je precies hoelang je nog moet wachten…

Windows 8 Consumer Preview gets a special Bing HomepageWindows 8 Consumer Preview krijgt een speciale Bing Homepage

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Bing Homepage

Microsoft is teasing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release with the coming of a special animated Bing homepage. It’s in HTML5 and is showing a swimming fish in a fish tank with mouse over highlighting features of what to expect in the upcoming Consumer Preview of Windows 8.

Since February is 29 days this year….we have to wait a little bit more then three weeks at the most before we can install the latest Microsoft’s latest client OS.

To bad the mouse-over links on the Bing page don’t work (yet), but the moment we can download the Consumer Preview the info probably will be available too.

Check out the Windows 8 Bing homepage for yourself : http://www.bing.com/?win8start=1Windows 8 Consumer Preview Bing Homepage

Microsoft is ons alvast aan het voorbereiden op de release van de Windows 8 Consumer Preview met de komst van een geanimeerde Bing homepage. De pagina is volledig HTML5 en laat een zwemmende vis zien in een soort van vissenkom waarin een aantal mouse-over links staan met daarachter een paar van de nieuwe features die we in de Consumer Preview van Windows 8 kunnen terugvinden.

Aangezien februari dit jaar 29 dagen telt…..moeten we dus maximaal nog iets meer dan drie weken wachten voordat we de laatste versie van Microsoft’s nieuwste client OS kunnen installeren.

Jammer genoeg werken (op dit moment nog) niet alle mouse-over links op de Bing page, maar op het moment dat de Consumer Preview te downloaden is zullen de linkjes het waarschijnlijk ook wel doen.

Bekijk de Windows 8 Bing homepage zelf via deze link : http://www.bing.com/?win8start=1

In Pictures : Windows Server 8 Developer Preview Setup – ConfigurationIn Beelden : Windows Server 8 Developer Preview Setup – Configuration

When the server reboots to Windows Server 8 for the first time, the configuration-part of the installation starts…

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Now you are ready to add roles to your server!Wanneer de computer opnieuw opstart om, na het installatieproces, Windows Server 8 voor de eerste keer te starten zal het configuratie-deel van de installatie starten…

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Nu kunnen rollen toegevoegd worden aan de server!

Windows 8 : Forefront Endpoint Protection will not install…Windows 8 : Forefront Endpoint Protection wil niet installeren…

Even with Windows 8 you will need a antivirus program to protect you agains the threats from the internet.

Since I’m a big fan of Forefront Endpoint Protection and I’m running the latest (beta) version (available for free at Microsoft.com) on my other machines at home, I also want to run it on my Windows 8 Developer Preview machine.

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012
When I unpacked it and tried to install the client (.FEP2012 Eval EN-US-amd64clientfepinstall.exe) I ran into the following error.

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You can see that FEP 2012 has a compatibility issue with Windows 8 DP and if you click Get help online, you will see that there is help available at the moment.

Too bad FEP 2012 won’t install, so when you click on the Run the program without getting help you’ll another error (0x8004FF04) and you only will be able to exit the setup.

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So sadly enough FEP 2012 won’t run….

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
Second in line is FEP 2010. What I expected happened. The FEP 2010 also has a compatibility issue with Windows 8 DP. So for know I would advise (if you want to run a Microsoft anvirus solution) to install Security Essentials!

Microsoft Security Essentials
The next in line is Microsoft Security Essentials, the ‘consumer-version’ of Forefront Endpoint Protection. Did the installation of FEP 2012 even fail at the launch of the setup, the installation of Security Essentials started without any problems. After I pressed the Install (see screenshot) button, Security Essentials installed without any problems.

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In Pictures : Windows 8 Developer Preview Setup – ConfigurationIn Beelden : Windows 8 Developer Preview Setup – Configuratie

When your pc reboots to Windows 8 for the first time, after the initial installation process, the configuration-part of the installation starts….

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Wanneer de computer opnieuw opstart om, na het installatie proces, Windows 8 voor de eerste keer te starten zal het configuratie-deel van de installatie starten…image

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In Pictures : Windows 8 Developer Preview SetupIn Beelden : Windows 8 Developer Preview Setup

 

The first thing you want to do when you have downloaded the Windows 8 Developer Preview is to install it….just check out the screenshots below to see the installation process. If you want to see the pictures of the configuration-part of the installation….just click here.

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Het eerste wat je wilt doen als je de Windows 8 Developer Preview hebt gedownload, is hem installeren….bekijk hieronder het installatieproces in beelden. Als je de beelden van het conifguratie-deel van de installatie wilt zien…dan moet je hier even klikken.

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Soon : Windows 8 Developer Preview Download

Earlier today Microsoft has unveiled their brand new operating system : Windows 8! During the BUILD Keynote they have announced that the ISO can be downloaded somewhere around 8:00pm (Seattle time), that’s around 4:00am CET.

The exact download link isn’t available yet, but the bits will probably be available via this link.

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At the moment the Windows Dev Center is not available…. Just follow @WinDevs on Twitter to see when they announce the availability of the ISO’s. Maybe I’ll

get up real early tomorrow morning…to download the bits before I go off to work, but I’m not sure yet 🙂Earlier today Microsoft has unveiled their brand new operating system : Windows 8! During the BUILD Keynote they have announced that the ISO can be downloaded somewhere around 8:00pm (Seattle time), that’s around 4:00am CET.

The exact download link isn’t available yet, but the bits will probably be available via this link.

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At the moment the Windows Dev Center is not available…. Just follow @WinDevs on Twitter to see when they announce the availability of the ISO’s. Maybe I’ll

get up real early tomorrow morning…to download the bits before I go off to work, but I’m not sure yet 🙂