Windows 8 Release Preview Available for Download


Today on the Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview.  (Read the press release here.)

There are a couple of things to note that are of note to us here in the land of Trustworthy Computing:

  • New Family Safety features and enriched privacy and security controls when browsing online, including Do Not Track capabilities being turned on by default with Internet Explorer 10; IE10 is also the first browser to enable Do Not Track “on” by default, giving customers more choice and control over their privacy

That’s not all of course, so check out all of the other details on :

The Release Preview itself is available for download at

Finally, here are some other resource links for you (taken from the the Windows 8 Release Preview page)

People who wear “I’m a PC” t-shirts like me



I’ll be downloading this release and installing it myself on a machine at home tonight (I am so excited!)

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Jeff Jones

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Jeff Jones a 27-year security industry professional that has spent the last decade at Microsoft working with enterprise CSOs and Microsoft's internal teams to drive practical and measurable security improvements into Microsoft products and services. Additionally, Jeff analyzes vulnerability trends Read more »