There is change in the air at Microsoft. Signs of a fundamental shift from a software company to a devices and services company, as mandated by Microsoft management team, are already showing. Company officials are openly talking about the next release of Windows (Blue) and the next Windows Developer conference (Build 2013).
So far, we have seen tips and leaks about Microsoft’s next Windows release – Blue. This includes the recent leak of a Blue build, which revealed some sneak-peak into the next Windows. Now, Microsoft officials have started to talk about Blue publicly. In a blog post yesterday, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications Frank X. Shaw discussed about the company’s plans to “advance” Windows in coming months.
Shaw acknowledged, “product leaders across Microsoft are working together on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to internally as “Blue.”” He has, however, ruled out the possibility of naming the final product with the same as “slim to none.”
Shaw also mentioned that more updates related to Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, and Visual Studio will be unveiled at Build 2013 developer conference. The conference is scheduled for June 26 to 28 in San Fransisco. Registration will open April 2 at 9 am PDT.