Has been released by Microsoft. It includes

  • 64-bit Windows Developer Preview
  • Windows SDK for Metro style apps
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Developer Preview
  • Microsoft Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview
  • 28 Metro style apps including the BUILD Conference app

You can download it here. I'm about to install it and see what's new in VS 2011 (and hopefully C# :))

Metro style: they called "next gen" os.

THanks for the info Momerath, but if there were any upgrades to C#, would they not have mentioned it separately?

I heard that they are only releasing a 32-bit dev preview, and the 64-bit one comes with no development tools.

Skatamatic, 64-bit version has development tools and 32-bit version doesn't.

Pseudorandom21, no, it doesn't even install on VMware VM. The problem is with Win8 HAL.

You should have VMWare 8 (Not 7 ! ) to install windows 8
and remove the floppy disk from VM to bypasses product key

I'm running it on VirtualBox at the moment, seems to work so far..
Tried installing the 64-bit on VMWare a while ago, and it didn't work, so for now I'm using the 32-bit-release :)

Just installed it, and noticed how un-userfriendly the first screen is..
I was looking a green screen for about 15 minutes, then i realised something was wrong. Pressed some random buttons, and apparently you have to move your mouse cursor to the bottom left corner to make a menu popup..
Not a good first impression so far, but once it works, it looks nice.

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