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    Soni Meinke, a senior program manager in the Windows Server group in an interview with Channel 9 revealed very little info that the next version of Windows OS is already in its planning stage and her work being engaging with various customers and partners, she is already discussing the plan and strategy around them.

    "I have been very involved in an effort around some early planning Win 8. It's been largely focused on establishing a customer tour where we basically go on-site to customers and really drill into their broad cross-Windows server future needs. Not specifically looking at just the Win 8 time frame, but just post-Win 7 and beyond. We've done that with the hope of getting these engagements and voice of the customer throughout the product lifecycle and driving that early on into the planning process for Win 8". Neowin.

    Future Windows releases will be delivered at a pace of two-to-three years from one another, with the client and server versions joined at the hip. With the first milestone of Windows 7 having been offered to close partners for testing in just a year after the availability of Windows Vista, it's bound that Microsoft will adopt a similar strategy with Windows 7, especially with such early planning. However, one important aspect to keep in mind is that, on the server side, Windows 7 Server (Windows Server 2008 R2) is actually the second release of Windows Server 2008. In this regard, customers will have to wait for Windows 8 in order to get a major new version of Windows Server. Softpedia.


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    ^ Windows 7 is not out yet and they are already working on 8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweakwindows View Post
    ^ Windows 7 is not out yet and they are already working on 8?
    I was wondering the same

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    It would stand to reason , always need to be one step ahead of the competition , not that there is much of it .

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    The development of Windows 8 should come as no surprise, after all XP was only just out when "longhorn" was being developed. Longhorn was as we now know Vista. These day MS needs to be two steps ahead of the comp. and ready to take the lead

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    In a development house, the stuff that is currently worked on and about to be shipped is always the "old stuff". As close as we are to W7 general availability, I bet a good part of the MS crowd is working on W8 - especially the planning and architecture departments. And then there are the "research" guys that work on W9 and 10.
    You have to have things in the pipeline to keep these hords of programmers busy. Once W7 is shipped, the development group will melt down to a much smaller maintenance team and the rest needs to be employed with new stuff. This is the eternal circle of software development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    In a development house, the stuff that is currently worked on and about to be shipped is always the "old stuff". As close as we are to W7 general availability, I bet a good part of the MS crowd is working on W8 - especially the planning and architecture departments. And then there are the "research" guys that work on W9 and 10.
    You have to have things in the pipeline to keep these hords of programmers busy. Once W7 is shipped, the development group will melt down to a much smaller maintenance team and the rest needs to be employed with new stuff. This is the eternal circle of software development.
    thanks whs for explaning the product hireachy development system....

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