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Microsoft Launches a New Blog “Building Windows 8”


Microsoft launched a new blog and Twitter account in an effort to open up the dialogue about the upcoming operating system Windows 8. The blog is called “Building Windows 8” or “B8”.

The first post was written yesterday, which explains the purpose and intent behind the blog. Windows President Steven Sinofsky wrote:

Our intent with this pre-release blog is to make sure that we have a reasonable degree of confidence in what we talk about, before we talk about it. Our top priority is the responsibility we feel to our customers and partners, to make sure we’re not stressing priorities, churning resource allocations, or causing strategic confusion among the tens of thousands of you who care deeply and have much invested in the evolution of Windows. Rather than generating traffic or building excitement, this blog is here to provide a two-way dialog about the complexities and tradeoffs of product development.

The team learned some valuable lessons while engineering Windows 7. They’ve took what they learned from that experience and have built on it for this new blog.

If you want notifications of when there is a new blog post, follow them on Twitter @BuildWindows8.

Here’s a sneak peek at the “Windows 8” user interface which was released back in June.

Do you think this new blog and open dialogue will get the results the Windows 8 team is wanting? And, will you help with your feedback as the team goes through this process of the engineering of Windows 8?

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