lthough some Microsoft executives would prefer that Windows vNext should be used to refer to the successor of Windows 7, fact is that many of the company’s own employees are using and sticking to the Windows 8 moniker.
It is the case with a new job posting from the software giant for a new position with the Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) team. (via MSFTKitchen)
Both Windows 8 and Windows Server 8 are mentioned together, and in a way that indicates the fact that Microsoft is building the two operating systems in parallel.
Of course, this is not news, since it has been already confirmed that Windows 8 and Windows Server 8 will follow the same pattern as Windows 7 and Windows Server 7, which ended up as Windows Server 2008 R2.
What still remains to be determined is whether Windows 8 will end up as the official brand for the next versions of the Windows client, as it was the case for Windows 7, a label which is synonymous with the platform’s codename.