With that said, I just ran across the LinkedIn profile of a Microsoft PM intern who has the following responsibilities written in his profile:
Evaluating and collating technical and business requirements for developing new networking features in Windows 8.
Designing features, functional specification and prototype for Windows 8.
Perhaps the most notable networking feature in Windows 7 is the addition of HomeGroup. If you’re unfamiliar with the HomeGroup feature, you can read an extensive article about it on the official Engineering Windows 7 blog here. I can only imagine that Microsoft will be looking to follow suit and make home networking even easier in Windows 8. Along with the specifications they’re currently writing, I’m sure feedback of the current networking features in Windows 7 will play an integral role in exactly what goes into Windows 8’s networking features.
Personally, I have no need for anything networking-wise from my OS, so perhaps those of you whose focus tends to be networking-centric can shed some light on what you would personally like to see changed/added to/removed from Windows 8.
Reference: Aditya Malhotra’s LinkedIn Profile
PS – As obvious as it may seem for a feature to come down the proverbial Windows pike, I assume nothing. This post is a direct result of that observance.