I have already written about the leaks of Microsoft’s new Operating System on which they have already started working on. Windows 8 will hopefully hit the market in 2012. The previous news that I wrote about was removed shortly by Microsoft but now, in a recent job posting, Microsoft seems to have given the name of their future Operating System. Let’s look at the job posting at Microsoft jobs site:
Job Category: Operations
Location: United States, WA, Redmond
Job ID: 732926
Product: Windows Live
Division: Windows Division
Job description from Microsoft website:
Want to work on products that your friends and family use every day? Windows Live designs and runs some of the largest web applications in the world. We are Cloud Directory Platform, and our services are used by Windows Live, Office, Windows Mobile, Xbox, Bing, and MSN-branded properties. We are the backend of Windows Live providing identity (LiveID), contacts (ABCH), and social graph (SUP) for individuals and Microsoft services and applications. For the most part, you would know these as Messenger and Hotmail, as well as the entire Windows Live suite. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to come join our team and pour passion and talent into building some of the most used services on the planet. We are a growing team with a strategic and highly visible charter helping to build and operate some of Microsoft’s most strategic Internet assets. Our service supports hundreds of millions of users, who exchange billions of instant messages, photos and email each day, and store billions of contact relationships in our service. We live the life of “software and a service” every day, at high scale and you will play a pivotal role as we integrate our online services with Windows 8.
You can see the last sentence of the job description. It mentions Windows 8. Let’s hope that Microsoft will make Windows 8 even better than Windows 7 which is the fastest growing Operating System of all times. I’ll share more news about Windows 8 whenever I get them. If you have anything to share regarding Windows 8 specifically and about Microsoft generally, please share with us through comments.