Windows 8 Syscall Interface and Export Table diffing fun

Due to my forthcoming move to Switzerland, I haven’t had much time to post anything new here for quite some time. Hopefully, this will change soon after I am set up in my new location. In the meanwhile, I would like to share several tables presenting the differences in the export table symbols and native + graphical System Call Interface, found between a fully patched Windows 7 64-bit platform and the recently released Windows 8 Developer Preview. Since only x64 binaries are currently available to me, the tables are only based on this one architecture; I will soon supplement the set with 32-bit comparisons (as long as there are any changes between those two).

An example table (Windows 7 vs Windows 8 executive services) is presented below:

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