Feeds

Microsoft erases Windows 8 optimism

Windows Vista 8 'wow'

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Microsoft has apparently killed a Microsoft employee's blog posting eulogizing its planned successor to Windows 7.

The MSDN post that was here and has been cached here, according to Microsoft Kitchen, was thin on details but provided possibly the first hint of how Microsoft plans to pitch the successor to Windows 7.

The take away phrase is to "expect something completely different" according to the un-named blogger on the deleted MSDN post.

Why is this the dominant theme?

Microsoft Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional vice president for consumer and online John Mangelaars has apparently told CIO magazine that "Windows 8 will be mind-blowing."

Why should we be listening to this and subsequently screening it out? Because, Microsoft is very good at building a drumbeat of coordinated messaging. Prior to the launch of Windows Vista it was the "wow" and on Windows 7 it's all been about the "performance." It sounds like the start of the new campaign to seed the market.

The unnamed Microsoft blogger caught by Microsoft Kitchen apparently wrote: "The themes that have been floated truly reflect what people have been looking for years and it will change the way people think about PCs and the way they use them. It is the future of PCs..."

The blog post credited to Windows and Windows Live group president Steven Sinofsky - who shepherded Windows 7 to a successful, if unexciting, conclusion - with putting processes in place to help deliver Windows 8.

"I am simply impressed with the process that Steven has setup to listen to our customers needs and wants and get a team together than can make it happen. To actually bring together dozens and dozens of teams across Microsoft to come up with a vision for Windows.next is a process that is surreal," the blogger is said to have written. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Be real, Apple: In-app goodie grab games AREN'T FREE – EU
Cupertino stands down after Euro legal threats
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes
Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
Bada-Bing! Mozilla flips Firefox to YAHOO! for search
Microsoft system will be the default for browser in US until 2020
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.