Microsoft has released two roadmaps at this years Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC 2009) which both seem to suggest a Windows 8 release in 2012. Credit Steven Chapman The roadmaps that Microsoft showcased at the conference show the Microsoft server releases over the years. The first of the two roadmaps does...

Interesting article about the NSA and Windows 7. You can read it here. To excerpt.. The National Security Agency (NSA) worked with Microsoft on the development of Windows 7, an agency official acknowledged yesterday during testimony before Congress. “Working in partnership with Microsoft and elements of the Department...

The following job descriptions were captured from the Microsoft careers site and basically are the very beginning of trying to glean what Windows 8 technology will hold. Credit to ArsTechnica Senior Program Manager The Internet Information Services (IIS) team is redefining how the web technology stack is delivered to...

Interesting little snippet I saw on the internets today. I was reading through the  WinInfo Short Takes: Week of November 16 and I saw something very interesting. It was this quote.. Microsoft confirmed this week that it is already well into the planning and preparation stages for Windows 8, but that was a given....

According to a job posting on Microsoft’s career site, Windows 8 planning and preparation is currently taking place. The job posting, spotted by enthusiast site CodenameWindows, hints at third-party application updating, updating virtual machines while they’re turned off and delivering full applications, among...

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...

Dubbed the Copenhagen user experience, the following video is supposed to be a concept for a future generation of Windows – namely Windows 8. It seems like a very elaborate video with lots of interesting concepts. It will be interesting to see just how much of these concepts will actually make it into the beta for...

Microsoft has been working on Windows 8 for a while, moving from general planning to more in-depth discussions in the spring; earlier this month the Windows team finalized the key scenarios. Microsoft always starts planning the next version as soon as it’s clear what’s going to make it into the version under...

To celebrate the launch of Windows 7 and (hopefully) the start of some news from Microsoft on Windows 8, Windows 7 Themes have pulled together a mega pack of 1250 Windows 8 Wallpapers. The wallpaper package includes a lot of different wallpapers: dual-screen, panorama (ultra-wide wallpaper), firefox, mac, windows...

A roadmap slide from an Italian Windows Server presentation spotted by UXEvangelist shows that the next major Windows Server release for Microsoft is set for 2012, which is approximately three years from the release of Windows 7. Windows Server 2008 was a major release and took place in 2008, which is four years...