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Microsoft job post gives more info about 'Windows Blue'

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    Microsoft job post gives more info about 'Windows Blue'


    A new job posting by the company verifies that Windows Blue will include user experience improvements, not just under-the-covers interface tweaks. Bonus: There's a reference to "Windows Phone Blue" on Microsoft's job site, too.

    If there's any doubt that the Windows client team is laser-focused on the coming Blue refresh of Windows 8, a new Microsoft job post makes it even plainer.

    A February 15 post for a software development engineer in test on the Microsoft Careers site (to which Charon at Ma-config.com alerted me), mentions "Windows Blue." According to that posting, the Core Experience team in Windows Sustained Engineering (WinSE) is involved in making improvements to the start screen, application lifecycle, windowing and personalization. Windows Blue will "build on and improve" these OS components, the posting says.

    Here's an excerpt:


    Read more at source:
    Microsoft job post gives more info about 'Windows Blue' | Microsoft - CNET News

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    Microsoft better not charge for this update... I feel they're beginning to follow the footsteps of Apple. Fixes for faults in Windows 8 should be free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Microsoft better not charge for this update... I feel they're beginning to follow the footsteps of Apple. Fixes for faults in Windows 8 should be free.
    Yup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Microsoft better not charge for this update... I feel they're beginning to follow the footsteps of Apple. Fixes for faults in Windows 8 should be free.
    I think they did this once with an update for Win 95.
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    It looks like I do not need to be holding my breath for windows blue it they are just now hiring IT people for working on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Microsoft better not charge for this update... I feel they're beginning to follow the footsteps of Apple. Fixes for faults in Windows 8 should be free.
    I think they did this once with an update for Win 95.
    Yep, it was Microsoft Plus for Windows 95. To me, that was more of an expansion pack, but it is along the same idea though.
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    It's was a long time ago but I'm thinking it was a service pack update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Microsoft better not charge for this update... I feel they're beginning to follow the footsteps of Apple. Fixes for faults in Windows 8 should be free.
    I think they did this once with an update for Win 95.
    Yep, it was Microsoft Plus for Windows 95. To me, that was more of an expansion pack, but it is along the same idea though.
    More likely OSR2 (the "B" release of Windows 95)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudfood View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post

    I think they did this once with an update for Win 95.
    Yep, it was Microsoft Plus for Windows 95. To me, that was more of an expansion pack, but it is along the same idea though.
    More likely OSR2 (the "B" release of Windows 95)
    OSR's only released to OEM's only.
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    There was also a Windows 95C. Unsure whether it was OEM only or not. I do have a copy but it gives no indication.

    Wenda.
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