Microsoft has revealed the place and date of the Windows 8 Beta

Microsoft will present the Consumer Preview version of Windows 8 on the 29the of February during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.

Consumer Preview version is in its development stage and is said to be considerably more advanced than the Developer Preview version submitted in September 2011.

Consumer Preview Windows 8 gained instant popularity among developers and enthusiasts, reaching
half a million downloads within 12 hours of publication.

The final version of Windows 8 could be released in October 2012.