Windows 8 Beta to be Called “Consumer Preview”

Microsoft may be taking a new road on naming beta’s, going from “Developer Preview” to “Consumer Preview” with the next beta, scheduled for late February according to many rumors. Call it a beta, consumer preview, or even a disk with Windows 8 on it – I can’t wait for it to be released so I can tear it apart!

My first question was whether it’s just the internal Windows consumer PR team calling the beta “the consumer preview” or if the Microsoft brass plan to do the same. I’m hearing that the Windows organization is highly likely to settle on “consumer preview” as the name for the late-February beta.