My team is hosting Windows 8 Boot Camps / Hackathons to help get developers up to speed on Windows 8 Development. I may not be a developer, but I can still help the developer community get their machines up and running on Windows 8 today without having to wipe out their existing Windows 7 installation.
Since the actual RTM bits are not quite available yet, I will have bootable thumb drives with Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate. In addition, I will also provide VHD files that have Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate and Windows 8 Release Preview preinstalled so that we can configure your machine with Boot to VHD (no repartitioning required and keeps your existing OS intact).
The only requirement for your computer is that you have Windows 7 or higher installed (required for Boot to VHD) and no drive encryption enabled (e.g. bitlocker, etc.).
If you would like to grab the files prior to arriving at the event, I have put the preinstalled VHDs here: http://aka.ms/hwitcampfiles. Please download the ISO images here: http://aka.ms/hwws2012 and http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download.
The event will take place at the Tempe Microsoft Office located at 60 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. Suite 1200, Tempe, AZ 85282.
Date: Friday, September 7, 2012
Start Time: 4:45PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
When & Where
Harold Wong, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist
Contact information for Harold Wong
Phone: (425) 706-3501