How many of you have already downloaded the Windows 8 Release Preview and made your computer screen look something like this?
Well, over the weekend I decided to spin up a virtual machine and see what would happen if I got the Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview installed with (hopefully) some Autodesk software. I have to say that the installation of Windows 8 went quite smoothly (I just had to avoid some auto-installer features of my VM system) and the installation of Revit 2013 and AutoCAD MEP 2013 along with some supporting applications (Sketchbook Designer, Inventor Fusion, etc) went without a hiccup as well.
I have my VM running with 2 processors / cores and only 2 Gig of memory, so I'm not going to test anything for speed, but from a general usability standpoint, it all looks positive so far. It takes a little to get used to the new Start screen, but that part went reasonably quick for me after a short perusal of the Microsoft Windows 8 FAQ.
I'll keep poking around at this from time to time, but if you have anything in particular that you'd like me to review, leave a comment and we'll see what we can do to help out!