5 years until Windows 8

October 22nd, 2009 was the launch date for Windows 7.

Based on the amount of new technology available for the marketplace to digest and the integration between Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7, I believe that 5 years would be an appropriate window (no pun) of time to let Windows 7 digest.

That doesn’t mean I believe that Microsoft should not remain innovative and continue to pump out new software, fixes and updates for Windows 7.

Ironically, I think because they have done such a great job on Windows 7, there is a greater need to sit back and reflect on exactly what the marketplace will be looking for after they adopt 7/Server 2008.

There will be enterprise challenges and problems that will only become clear after a couple of years of enterprise deployments (2011/2012).

I believe that releasing Windows 8 by 2012 would be premature and would not offer extensive benefits to individuals and companies that would justify the additional spend/change.

That’s my ten cents on the Windows 8 release date, what do you guys think?

  • d

    I agree, although lets not rule out huge advances similar to the introduction of the interet or the computer itself. Another discovery or similar should bounce our furture in to space itself

  • Alan Burns

    I agree also, but remember that even though Windows 7 is being marketed as a major windows release, its in fact only a minor one – like Windows XP after Windows 2000. The next version of windows could change things (for the better I’m sure) that could cause all kind of compatibility headaches, so maybe 2014 is Just right – or even a little early. If Microsoft does what they did with Whistler/Windows XP, we’ll all be okay – a lengthy beta process so everyone has a handle of all the changes the OS is causing.

  • shem

    i agree that the 5 years span prior to the release of the windows 8 is enough for the consumer to totally figure out some loops and incompleteness of windows 7.. Generally it would help microsoft since they could note that down and incorporate the lacking component of windows to windows 8.