Windows 8 in 2012?

Tagged: Microsoft Windows, Computer Hardware
Source: Cnet - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 42 weeks ago

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

The 2012 time frame would roughly coincide with Windows Server's plans of having a minor release every two years or so and a major release every four years. It released Windows Server 2008 R2, a minor update, earlier this year as the desktop team released Windows 7.

In recent years, Microsoft has tended to line up its desktop and server releases fairly closely, although in this case the desktop OS was probably a more significant release than its server counterpart.

 

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Anonymous

I’m wondering what will be the added features of Windows 8. The expected timeframe of 2012 is feasible, they started Windows 7 at 2009, it would be long enough for them to innovate and improve. Singer Embroidery Machine

Anonymous

Hahah I'll buy that one.
I downloaded winbdows 7 4 free lmfao.

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I wonder what they are going to make Windows 8 like...hopefully not another makeover like Vista to 7.

The next transition should be drastic like it was going from ME to XP, or XP to Vista.

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Isn't the world gonna end in 2012... LOL

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The World will stop spinning as a giant BSOD appears in the sky. God pounds on the Keyboard! :P

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