I was invited by Microsoft to deliver a demo of new features in Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 beta. If you attended my talk thank you so much for your time I had a great time, saw some familiar faces and many new ones.
Some notable features in Windows 8 include the Home screen, Charms, App bar, Search, Share etc. also showed some new features in Visual studio 11 such as support for building Metro apps with various templates, Search in Solution Explorer and Quick launch, new Unit test explorer and improved Intellitrace.
I also showed how to install Windows 8 on a Virtual Hardrive (VHD) with Powershell, here is one article that you can follow. Make sure you have the following.
- The Powershell script here
- A Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO
- Virtual Clone drive (or any other ISO mounting tool)
I hope you enjoyed my demo, I had a blast doing that.
A here’s a pic of me starting off, more photos from the event on my Facebook page