The missing peice of the puzzle was to install the windows 8 beta software/driver for the Intel HD Graphics 3000.
My procedure was as follows with the latest drivers availabe at that time:
1) Install latest wireless drivers & software from intel (Wireless_15.1.0s64.exe) Note: Make sure you install the software version noted by the "s" preceding the 64!
2) Install the latest WiDi driver form intel (Setup 126.96.36.199.exe)
3) Install the latest Intel HD Graphics 3000 driver for Windows 8 (win8_64_15280b)