Microsoft has made available for download the Windows 8 Developer Preview Guide.
The next version of Windows (codenamed Windows 8 is being designed to build on what is great about Windows 7, delivering richer security features, faster startup, and longer battery life that runs on a wider choice of devices and chipsets. Windows 8 extends these fundamental features with a new touch-optimized interface. Windows 8 also provides the platform to create a whole new generation of full-screen apps that are based on modern web standards and available through the new Windows Store. We’ve redesigned the Windows experience and built on everything you already love.
With Windows 8:
– .NET Developers can use XAML, C#, and Visual Basic to build beautiful Metro style apps.
– Game developers can use the power of DirectX 11.1 to build amazing, immersive gaming experiences.
– Driver developers can use the new, integrated Microsoft Visual Studio development environment toincrease productivity.
You can also download Windows Developer Preview with developer tools bits from here, and start building apps now!