At TechEd North America 2012 in Orlando, Fla., last week, Microsoft held a series of invitation-only briefings to provide press and analysts with a close-up look at what's coming in Windows 8, whenever that might be. Redmond is still tight-lipped about a release date for Windows 8, but the common wisdom still points to October. And with the holes still existing in the Windows 8 Release Preview unveiled earlier this month, we'd say there's at least one more preview coming; Microsoft's history is to put out a "release candidate" immediately prior to RTM. We shall see. In the meantime, here's a peek at what Windows 8 can do today.