derGoldstein writes: There's a new entry on the MSDN blogs: Building Windows 8. From the introductory post: "today we want to begin an open dialog with those of you who will be trying out the pre-release version over the coming months. We intend to post regularly throughout the development of Windows 8, and to focus on the engineering of the product. Welcome to "Building Windows 8," or as we call it, "B8". A new twitter account was also opened to keep people up to date: @BuildWindows8
derGoldstein writes: Ars technica is reporting that the RAW file format is finally going to be supported natively in Windows Explorer and Windows Live Photo Gallery. Here's the announcement from Microsoft. The catch? It's only available for Windows Vista and Windows 7. XP users will still have to rely on third-party software.