The wait is over and the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (CP) is available and can be downloaded. The Developer Preview (DP) which has been available since last year made a tremendous impact at the Build conference and now the CP continues that momentum with some new and improved features namely the applications (e.g. Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, Messaging, etc.), cloud connectivity, Windows Store and IE10. Add in the ability to run Windows on everything, from tablets to laptops to all-in-ones and the Windows 8 CP is truly a milestone in development. more