Okay, that sounds like a press release because it is; it was quoted from Microsoft's press release. The Consumer Preview is available here and offers lots of new functionality and integration with Windows 8.
Full details of the new features are here but there is no news on the eventual pricing. I am a little suspicious of pricing with the tie-in to the cloud and especially the Sky Drive service.
I've signed up and will be taking a look first thing tomorrow morning when I get to work (probably badly timed as the second thing I have tomorrow is a Microsoft Dynamics GP exam.