Microsoft Working on Windows 8 Docs for DoJ

Softpedia reports that Microsoft is currently working on technical documentation of Windows 8 for the U.S. Department of Justice. Microsoft Server and Tool Business president Robert Muglia is at the helm of the project, overseeing what is part of an antitrust settlement it reached with the Department of Justice back in 2001.

"Approximately 500 Microsoft employees and contingent staff are involved in work on the Microsoft Communications Protocol Program (MCPP) technical documentation," said the DoJ in this document. "Given the substantial overlap between the MCPP and the European Work Group Server Protocol Program, all of these individuals' work relates to both programs or is exclusive to the MCPP."

Although the DoJ doesn't actually specify Windows 8 or Windows 8 Server, the referenced version in the following statement should be quite obvious.

"Of these, approximately 232 product team engineers and program managers are actively involved in the creation and review of the technical content of the documentation, including periodic work on TDI resolution as well as developing new content for the next version of Windows Client and Windows Server," the document reads.

Since 2001, Microsoft has made available technical documentation through the MCPP. This is for third-party companies wanting to develop Windows-compatible applications. Microsoft must also provide access to Windows APIs necessary to make their software compatible.

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  • Anonymous
    Windows 8 - 64 bit only. I wish MS would overhaul the registry in Windows 8, among other things.
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  • rpmrush
    Windows 8 already! I'll take Win 7 for the next 5-7 years. LOL!
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  • seriousazn
    hope they don't rush it like they did with vista...
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  • Anonymous
    Windows 8 - 64 bit only. I wish MS would overhaul the registry in Windows 8, among other things.
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