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Microsoft: 'Blue' Is Real, Details at Build

The latest open secret in the Microsoft ecosystem was "Windows Blue," the alleged code name for a series of relatively rapid releases of Windows, Windows Server and Windows Phone.

Now Microsoft has given its first public confirmation of the code name this week in a state-of-the-company blog post by top Microsoft spokesman Frank X. Shaw. "With a remarkable foundation of products in market and a clear view of how we will evolve the company, product leaders across Microsoft are working together on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to internally as 'Blue,'" Shaw wrote.

He called the "continuous development cycle" and "ongoing rhythm of updates" the "new normal" at Microsoft. As we've said here recently, a quicker release cadence from Microsoft is a good thing for all concerned.

Partners, especially those with development shops, looking to find out more about Blue should mark June 26-28 on their calendars. Microsoft's Chief Evangelist Steve Guggenheimer announced during a Visual Studio Live! keynote that Microsoft will hold its next BUILD conference then in San Francisco.

Posted by Scott Bekker on March 26, 2013 at 11:58 AM


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