Microsoft Employees Leak Windows 8 Details
Windows 7 is barely out the door, but that’s apparently not stopping some Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) employees from talking about the next version of the OS.
In a Jan. 31 MSDN blog post, ‘Sharad’, who claims to be a member of Microsoft’s Windows Update team, acknowledged fielding a growing number of outsider questions about Windows 8 but said it may not end up bearing that name. Instead, Sharad called the forthcoming version “Windows.next.”
“The minimum that folks can take for granted is that the next version will be something completly (sic) different from what folks usually expect of Windows,” Sharad wrote in the blog post, which has since been deleted but is viewable through Google cache.
Sharad also praised Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft’s Windows division, for instituting a process that’s bringing together “dozens and dozens of teams” within Microsoft to develop the next version of Windows.
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