Windows 8 in 2012?

by admin November 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Steven Sinofsky may not be talking about Microsoft’s future Windows plans, but the Windows Server team appears to see more value in letting customers know its road map.

In at least two slides apparently shown at the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles this week, Microsoft suggests that a major release update to Windows Server is due around 2012, with one of the slides confirming the Windows 8 code name.

I’ve asked both the desktop and server teams for more context on the slides, which were noted this week by blogger Stephen Chapman. A similar slide cropped up–that time in Italian– in August.

For his part, Sinofsky sat completely stone-faced when I asked him in our interview Wednesday where Microsoft was at relative to Windows 8–later noting that he hadn’t even used the word Windows next to the numeral 8.

“I didn’t say any of the words–Windows 8–those were all your words,” he said

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