Last week we caught the first indication of Microsoft’s plans for Windows 8.
While a next version of Window after 7 is no surprise, it’s interesting that Microsoft is already hiring for what’s already being called Windows 8 before upcoming one is out.
The second job listing (that’s been found by the media community thus far) is for a position in Software Testing, calling for a Software Development Engineer in Test. The parts that pertain to Windows 8 are as follows:
For Windows 8, the SSD organization is working on the next version of the file server. As a member of the test team, you will focus on working closely with the dev team to finish the automation development for our Windows Server 2008 R2 components. This will provide valuable ramp-up and familiarity with our existing test automation infrastructure. As the team moved to Windows 8, you will have 2 main responsibilities - (i) put on the customer/design critique hat as we plan our next version file server management experience (i) participating in the architectural design, and development and driving automated testing for managing the next generation file server.
If you've got what it takes to be the " Software Development Engineer in Test," apply right here. Or you can sit back and wait to see how Windows 8 will develop.
hiring someone does not mean that windows 8 is around the corner, it will most likely be years. that person will most likely be brought up to speed, the ad says windows server 2008, windows 8 is not windows server 2008.
I still think even Win2k is better than Vista
Is Microsoft trying to use the architecture of Server 08 as the underpinning of Windows 8? Why would they put new people through the Server 08 development process then try and put them into Windows 8? Or could it be (and maybe this is the most likely) the Microsoft is trying to bring down the number of SKU's they have for Windows 8, so they are integrating many of their components and part of that is to have a SKU for Windows 8 that functions w/Servers? That makes sense to me actually: a SKU for Servers, home users, business users, and then a user who might do any of the previous three. Not this 7-8 SKUs we have for Windows 7 (as apparently it will be), not including the Server version. By building components of their next Server product into Business and Ultimate, they can continue to streamline and reduce the vast amount of hassle for end users.
OR even better: the finishing work on Server 08 will lead to an entirely new architecture. Notice how both job posting deal with "storage?" Maybe a more efficient file system is in the works.
Yeah that makes sense. Another example is AMD/ATI who develop the next driver release before the previous one is even released yet.
get over it