Hardware Design and Development for Windows 8

Windows 8 builds on the fundamentals of Windows 7 by providing richer security features, starting up faster, and running longer on your choice of devices and chipsets. Windows 8 extends these fundamental features with a new touch-optimized interface. Windows 8 also provides the platform to create a whole new generation of full-screen apps that are based on modern web standards and available through the new Windows Store. For Windows 8, we’ve redesigned the PC experience and built upon everything you already appreciate about Windows.

On this page, we’ve gathered current technical guidance and documentation about what’s new for hardware designers, engineers, testers, and driver developers in Windows 8.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/br259114.aspx