I discovered these tips coming from an MSDN blog yesterday called Dr. Z’s Blog and sent him a quick email to let him know I wanted to share these with you but also to find out his background.

Turns out Dr. Z is a nickname for Zhiming Xue who is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist in the Washington, D.C. area. His main areas of focus are Windows Azure, Windows Phone, the web and Windows 8. He helps by getting the word out about how they apply to the public business sector.

He has started a series of quick hitting tips on his MSDN Blog to help people with their transition to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview which was released last week.

As of this posting he has published 19 different entries and they are summarized below but you can subscribe to his blog’s RSS feed to see any new tips he publishes down the road.