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Like Windows 7 Public betas Microsoft has made the first Windows 8 Developer Preview build publicly available for download to all Windows enthusiast. Unlike Windows 7, Microsoft did managed to keep tight lied on Windows 8 leaks and it was worth the wait for first official preview build since all the new Metro UI and features can be seen on in this Windows 8 Developer Preview which Microsoft demoed today at Build conference.
Windows 8 Developer Preview is available in ISO format for 32-bit and 64-bit OS. Also Microsoft had made Windows 8 Developer Preview Build along with developer tools (x64) ISO. It should be noted that developer preview is pre-beta version hence it may or may not work correctly and should be available on production machines.
All the machines capable of running Windows 7 should be able to run Windows 8 developer preview without any issue however if you are wondering what are the idea specs for running Windows 8 then check the below list,
1. 1 Gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
2. 1 Gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
3. 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
4. DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
5. Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
In order to install Windows 8 Developer Preview you would require to burn ISO files on DVD. You can use Windows Disc Image Burner which comes with Windows 7.
Download Windows 8 Developer Preview Build ISO
Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools (x64).
Windows 8 Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64).
Windows 8 Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86).
Captain America theme for windows 7 is now available. Feel free to download this theme at Windows Download Center.
The Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios film Captain America: The First Avenger comes alive in all its explosive, gritty glory with this free theme for Windows 7. Includes dramatic stills that capture the vintage military uniforms, chunky laboratory equipment, and other production details that make this alternative history feel so vivid and real.
Thanks to Anna Regala for posting this on Phil IT Org Forum.
Accenture invites you to its Technology Session on August 23.
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Technology sessions with Accenture is a series of events for IT professionals that aims to help participants upgrade themselves and be successful in their career by presenting the latest trends and developments in today’s technologies by partnering with industry experts and companies to provide a valuable source for today’s experienced IT professionals.
Technology Sessions with Accenture
Desktop Virtualization – Microsoft’s Virtualization Breakthrough
August 23, 2011; Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 10:00pm
Kamia Ballroom 1 & 2 EDSA Shangri-La, Mandaluyong City
About the topic
Hyper-V, the next-generation hypervisor-based server virtualization technology, allows you to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine. With Hyper-V, you can also efficiently run multiple different operating systems—Windows, Linux, and others—in parallel, on a single server, and fully leverage the power of x64 computing.
Who should attend
Developers and IT Professionals who need to know what Desktop Virtualization is and what tools can be used for developing applications on top of it. It would be best if these people have prior programming development background, supporting infrastructure operations and a sound understanding of OOP methodologies.
Registration and prizes
Attendees will have a chance to win an (Apple IPAD 2) and 15 lucky winners to get training vouchers from EDU Pro, a Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions. Deadline for registration is on August 22, 2011. Successful registrants will receive an email confirmation from us. Dinner and cocktails will be served. We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Confirm your attendance:
Through Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach your CV and indicate Accenture AUGUST 23 Event Confirmation in the subject line.
Through Text: AUG23 / your name (e.g. AUG23 / Juan dela Cruz) to 09175459337.