Windows Server 8 Beta Compatibility Cookbook and Microsoft Device Center 1.0 Beta Now Available; Guide to Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC

In Windows 8 news today, Microsoft posted a new "Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 Beta Compatibility Cookbook" to its download center."This document provides information about changes to and new features of the Windows® 8 client and server operating systems. It provides guidelines for developers to verify the compatibility of their existing and […]

In Windows 8 news today, Microsoft posted a new "Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 Beta Compatibility Cookbook" to its download center.

"This document provides information about changes to and new features of the Windows® 8 client and server operating systems. It provides guidelines for developers to verify the compatibility of their existing and planned programs with the new operating systems. It assumes that the reader is familiar with previous versions of Windows," stated Microsoft.

"This information applies to the following operating systems: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Windows Server 8 Beta Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 Windows Vista Windows Server 2003."

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 Beta Compatibility Cookbook Microsoft Download Center.

Also, Samsung have just released a handy guide on Installing Microsoft Windows 8 Customer Preview on the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC as well as all the info on how to back up and restore and firmware and various drivers you will need.

Guide Installing Microsoft Windows 8 Customer Preview on the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC

You can read the completed guide Installing Microsoft Windows 8 Customer Preview on the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC here.

Alos, Microsoft made available to download Microsoft Device Center 1.0 Beta (IntelliPoint IntelliType Pro), a simple tool to customize your Microsoft mice and keyboards with Microsoft Device Center beta software.

Microsoft Device Center 1.0 Beta

This software combines the functionality of IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro software:

  • View and change basic and application-specific settings for all connected devices in one place
  • Explore features with pop-up descriptive and "how-to" InfoTips
  • Includes access to an online How-To/Troubleshooting library
  • Includes access to an online Healthy Computing Guide for tips on how to work more comfortably on your computer.

Download Microsoft Device Center 1.0 Beta here.