Today in Connected Consumer

Today is Windows 8 Consumer Preview day. Microsoft officially unveiled the consumer beta of its new OS at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this morning, underscoring the high priority the company is placing on mobile platforms for the latest iteration of its venerable desktop franchise. Pictures and a live blog of the unveiling are available here. The official announcement of the preview from Microsoft is here. A detailed FAQ of what is and isn’t included in the consumer preview is here. Engadget has a very detailed hands-on report on the new beta running on an x86 tablet as well as the Xbox integration. Definitely worth a read for any non-Apple fanboys out there.