Microsoft Launches Engineering Windows 7 Blog

Posted on August 23, 2008

Microsoft has launched a new blog called Engineering Windows 7. You can read the introductory post here. The blog will be updated by members of the Windows 7 engineering team. Windows 7 is the current name for the next major release of Windows.

Welcome to our first post on a new blog from Microsoft-the Engineering Windows 7 blog, or E7 for short. E7 is hosted by the two senior engineering managers for the Windows 7 product, Jon DeVaan and Steven Sinofsky. Jon and Steven, along with members of the engineering team will post, comment, and participate in this blog.

Beginning with this post together we are going to start looking forward towards the "Windows 7" project. We know there are tons of questions about the specifics of the project and strong desire to know what's in store for the next major release of Windows. Believe us, we are just as excited to start talking about the release. Over the past 18 months since Windows Vista's broad availability, the team has been hard at work creating the next Windows product.

The audience of enthusiasts, bloggers, and those that are the most passionate about Windows represent the folks we are dedicating this blog to. With this blog we're opening up a two-way discussion about how we are making Windows 7. Windows has all the challenges of every large scale software project-picking features, designing them, developing them, and delivering them with high quality. Windows has an added challenge of doing so for an extraordinarily diverse set of customers. As a team and as individuals on the team we continue to be humbled by this responsibility.

We strongly believe that success for Windows 7 includes an open and honest, and two-way, discussion about how we balance all of these interests and deliver software on the scale of Windows. We promise and will deliver such a dialog with this blog.

The blog will no doubt be heavily followed by all the Microsoft blogs out there. PC Retail is already noting that the new Windows 7 blog says Microsoft "unveil the first technical details of the new operating system at two conferences in October." Rumors are circulating that Windows 7 could came out as early as next year.

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