Microsoft erases Windows 8 optimism
Vista 8 'wow'
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. ®
Chicago anyone ?
I've heard it all before.
Chicago is going to be brilliant, completely different, imppossible to be infected with a virus (!) ...
Vista is going to be amazing. It will completely change the way you use your computer. You will never loose things ever again with Microsoft's new database filing system....
I upgraded to Win2K when it was absolutely necessary to use USB. I haven't seen anything since that would convince me to "upgrade" since, and my laptop running Vista keeps reminding me I'd be better with Win2K.
An overpriced resource hog which adds nothing of benefit to the users computing experience
What I would like to see...
The feature I would most like to see is for Windows to abandon the MeSs-DOS drive letters A:- Z: for a Unix-like contiguous file system. What features would others want?