Windows 8: Microsoft Shifting Focus To Next OS In July 2010
By Chris Brandrick
Various job listings posted online this November have hinted at when Microsoft plans to shift its focus to Windows 8.
Most early adopters of Microsoft’s latest offering, Windows 7, are still getting settled into the month-old OS, and discovering what the highly favored current version of Windows can do. However, it seems the guys up in Redmond aren’t just hanging around, as this past month alone Microsoft has posted seven job openings in the hopes of finding folks to work on Windows 8.
Technology site Ars Technica discovered the job listings over on Microsoft’s official careers page. Some of the listings have since been edited or removed, but Ars Technica still has the original listings available in full on their site.
which include an assortment of positions such as testers, project management personnel, and launch leads, hint that Microsoft is planning to shift its internal focus to Windows 8 as they “head into Fy11”. The fiscal year for 2011 begins in July of 2010, which gives Microsoft two years to perfect Windows 8 before it’s expected 2012 debut.
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