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UPDATED: Windows 8 Dev Preview Now Available for Download

UPDATE: The Windows Developer preview is now live at 5 p.m. PT

In its Build keynote today, Microsoft said that the developer preview for Windows 8 will be downloadable from this URL starting at 8 p.m.

"No activation, just download and install it," Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows Live Division, told the crowd toward the end of the opening keynote.

According to Sinofsky, Microsoft will be continually updating this developer preview as a "test" of the update technology they'll be using for Windows 8.

Sinofsky did not give a timeline for further releases such as the beta and CTP, saying that the company is not going to stick to a timeline, but focus on quality.

Also today Microsoft finally released the Build session schedule and descriptions. The sessions will also be available on Channel 9 here.

Go here for more on what has been unveiled about Windows 8 so far.

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Becky Nagel is vice president of AI for 1105 Media, where she specializes in training internal and external customers on maximizing their business potential via a wide variety of generative AI technologies as well as developing cutting-edge AI content and events. She's the author of "ChatGPT Prompt 101 Guide for Business Uses," regularly leads research studies on generative AI business usage, and serves as the director of AI Boardroom, a new resource for C-level executives looking to excel in the AI era. Prior to her current position she was a technical leader for 1105 Media's Web, advertising and production teams as well as editorial director for a suite of enterprise technology publications, including serving as founding editor of PureAI.com. She has 20 years of enterprise technology journalism experience, and regularly speaks and writes about generative AI, AI, edge computing and other cutting-edge technologies. She can be reached at [email protected].

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