We have been hearing of an upcoming Windows Blue upgrade which would essentially put the Windows platform on a yearly update schedule. The idea is to bring low-cost updates to Windows users, kind of similar to Apple’s approach towards Mac OS. Now, a job listing by Microsoft makes the first official mention of Windows Blue.
So far, Microsoft hasn’t officially released any details as to what the Windows Blue upgrade would be like or the details as to when it may arrive. A job listing by the company now mentions ‘Blue’ which, given the context, makes it clear that the term is being used to refer to Windows Blue.
The listing seeks a software development engineer meant to work with the ‘Core Experience team.’ The job description is as follows:
“We’re looking for an excellent, experienced SDET to join the Core Experience team in Windows Sustained Engineering (WinSE). The Core Experience features are the centerpiece of the new Windows UI, representing most of what customers touch and see in the OS, including: the start screen; application lifecycle; windowing; and personalization. Windows Blue promises to build and improve upon these aspects of the OS, enhancing ease of use and the overall user experience on devices and PCs worldwide.”
From the wording of the job description, it seems that Microsoft intends to focus on the areas involving UI and touch-interactivity while working on Windows Blue. The upgrade is expected some time during this year. Another job listing by Microsoft hints that the company may be preparing Windows Blue, also for the Windows Phone platform. That does make sense, given Microsoft’s ambitions of bringing towards its desktop and mobile platforms.
Source: Microsoft Careers